The practice Driving Knowledge has been designed to help people prepare for the Driving Knowledge before attempting it at a motor registry or other testing location. It lets you become familiar with the test and helps you to decide if you are ready to attempt the test. It also lets experienced drivers test their knowledge of the road rules. Before driving a car, driving lessons St Lucia do a simple safety check. Turn on the lights and walk around the vehicle to ensure that all lights are in working order. Also check your blinkers for proper operation. Look for any fluid leaks or things hanging from the vehicle. Check that the tires are properly inflated.
When you get into the car, adjust all mirrors and seats before placing the key in the ignition. To properly adjust the left mirror place your head against the left window and adjust the mirror so that you can just see the left side of the car. For the right, move your head towards the center of the vehicle and adjust the right mirror in the same way. When you are sitting correctly in the driver’s seat, you will not be able to see your vehicle, but your blind spots will be greatly reduced!
Always wear your seatbelts.
Always drive with your headlights on, a car is visible for nearly 4 times the distance with it’s headlights on even during daytime hours.
When stopping at a stop sign, be sure to feel the car rock backward and spell S-T-O-P to yourself before proceeding. Always turn your head to look left, then right, straight ahead, then left again before proceeding.
When a light turns green, look left, then right, straight ahead, then left again before proceeding through the light. Notice all vehicles and ensure that someone else is not going to run the light.
When driving on a two lane road that allows parking on the right, stay toward the center line to allow for room if someone were to open their door to exit their vehicle in front of your car. This forethought will help you from swerving to miss an opening door. If there is no parking allowed on the road position your car toward the right to allow for more room between you and oncoming traffic.
The practice Driving Knowledge is available for the following classes:
- Light Rigid
- Medium Rigid
- Heavy Combination
- Multi Combination
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Traffic signal for normal vehicles or pedestrians always have two main lights, a red light that means stop and a green (or sometimes white for pedestrians) light that means go. Usually, the red light contains some orange in its hue, and the green light contains some blue, to provide some support for people with red-green color blindness. In most countries there is also a yellow (or amber) light, which when on and not flashing means stop if able to do so safely. In some systems, a flashing amber means that a motorist may go ahead with care if the road is clear, giving way to pedestrians and to other road vehicles that may have priority. A flashing red essentially means the same as a regular stop sign. There may be additional lights (usually a green arrow or “filter”) to authorize turns. A turn light preceding the opposing through movement is called a leading left turn in the U.S., because it leads the opposing through green light (likewise, in the U.S., a left turn arrow that follows the opposing through movement is known as a “lagging left turn”).
Traffic lights for special vehicles (such as buses or trams) may use other systems, such as vertical vs. horizontal bars of white light.
Pedestrian traffic signals
At many intersections and busy roads, there are special traffic signals for pedestrians (as shown below). Pedestrians must obey these signals, rather than the red, yellow and green traffic signals. A buzzer may sometimes sound as well to indicate that you can cross. At some specially signposted intersections, you may cross diagonally with the pedestrian “CROSS” signal, when all vehicles will be stopped for red signals.
The roadways there are regulatory, warning and guide signs. The color and shape of each sign has a special meaning. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the written driver’s license test.