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Congratulations to Hannah Germain of Old Windsor Passed Driving Test

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Congratulations to Hannah Germain of Old Windsor. Hannah passed her test in Slough this morning on her first attempt. The test included a parallel park, Satnav driving and an emergency stop. All the best from Andy Shrimpton your driving instructor and all the team at Blue School of Motoring..

Old Windsor Hannah Germain
Old Windsor Hannah Germain

Uphill Starts

When you can move off safely and smoothly on a level road, the next stage is to move off on a hill.

  • Move off safely and under control on a gradient
  • Use the MSM routine
  • Check your blindspot for traffic and pedestrians
  • Make balanced use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes and steering
  • Use the appropriate gear
  • Avoid rolling back

Uphill Starts

Moving off on a gradient demands good co-ordination of the gas pedal, clutch and handbrake, for the obvious reasons that without it you will roll backwards and you will fail your practical test.
The normal routine for moving off away from the kerb applies, Mirrors-Signal-Position-Speed-Look

Select first gear, bring the clutch to the ‘biting point’ and apply higher-than-usual revs. Check your mirrors, make sure too, that there are no pedestrians about to cross the road immediately behind your car , check over your right shoulder then if a signal is needed then give it.

Congratulations to Hannah Germain of Old Windsor Passed Driving Test

If it is safe to move off, release the handbrake and let the clutch bite a little more – enough to get the car rolling forward, but not enough to cause the car to jerk. Give a bit more gas as the car moves off, letting the clutch come right up as the car gathers speed.

Remember that it will be harder for the engine to overcome an extra load up the hill (like when you ride a cycle up a hill, you have to pedal a lot harder). Therefore, you must build up more momentum than usual in first gear before changing, and be sure not to fumble selection, otherwise all momentum will be lost.

Lastly if you signalled check that the indicator has cancelled, then drive the car normally and engage higher gears when required.

Windsor Driving School

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WIndsor, Berkshire SL4 3RA
Phone: 01373 472225

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