Many people ask what the point of this driving test manoeuvre is,
Well there are many high streets and roads, such as this one in Wellington, Telford, where the only places to park are on the right.
If the white car closest to the camera had of been facing the other way, not only would he have needed to pull up on the right.
When the blue car parked in front of him, he would have had to reverse back, not only to give him the room to pull out, without hitting the other vehicle, but he would need to come back far enough, to get a good view of any oncoming traffic, before pulling out into its path.
Not to forget of course that approx one in five tests will also get an emergency stop.
Whilst this isn't classed as a manoeuvre to be done in every test, its obviously good practice to be aware that it could be something that you have to do on your driving test
One of the important things to keep in mind, is that the book
Driving - The Essential skills - Which is produced by the DVSA, states that when doing the emergency stop - you should avoid braking so harshly that the ABS activates.
The reason for this is, if you were in an older car without ABS you would now be skidding out of control - Which defeats the object of stopping quickly.
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