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1 Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers
Chapter 6 Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers

2 Steering Over Steering Under Steering
The driver turns the steering wheel too much Under Steering The driver did not turn the wheel enough

3 Steering Two Methods Used for Steering Hand Over Hand Steering
Push-Pull Method

4 Steering in Reverse When steering in reverse, always turn your steering wheel in the direction that you want the back of your car to go. Always look behind you and not just in your mirrors

5 Turnabouts A turnabout is used for turning your car to go in the opposite direction. Turnabouts should rarely be used

6 Types of Turnabouts Midblock U-Turn Back into driveway on right side
Pull into driveway on left side Pull into driveway on rightside Three-point turnabout

7 Changing Lanes Steps to follow while changing lanes:
Check traffic in the front and left-front zones. Check rear zones through the rearview mirrors Signal and make a blind-spot check over your left shoulder to see if any vehicle is about to pass you

8 Changing Lanes Check traffic ahead
Increase your speed slightly as you steer smoothly into the next lane if it is clear Cancel your signal and adjust your speed

9 Making Turns Check all around your car (6 zones)
Be in the lane closest to turn about a block before turn Obey all traffic signs, regulations, signals, and roadway markings Remember to yield to oncoming traffic and that pedestrians have the right of way The last place you should always look is the direction that you’re turning.

10 Making Turns It is recommended to slowdown to about 10 mph when making a turn. Always brake gradually for your turns Steering and Speed Control is vital when making a proper turn. Always turn into the closet lane available to you.

11 Backing Left and Right Check traffic (6 zones)
Use hand over hand method If you want to back to the right, steer to the right If you want to back to the left, steer to the left

12 Types of Parking Angle - To park your vehicle diagonally to the curb
Perpendicular - To park your vehicle at a right angle to the curb Parallel - To park your vehicle parallel to the curb

13 Parking When you leave any type of parking space, you must yield to all traffic Always signal when entering into a parking space A person’s Reference Point, Standard Reference Point, and Personal Reference Point can be used for parking

14 Up and Down Hill Parking
Uphill with a curb - Street Uphill without a curb - Grass Downhill with a curb - Grass Downhill without a curb - Grass Always make sure you know the direction of your tires when leaving a parking spot Always use your Parking Brake on a hill

15 Hand Signals These signals are most often used by motorcyclists and bicyclists Left – Left Arm Straight Out Right – Left Arm Bent at 90 degrees up Stop – Left Arm Bent at 90 degrees down

16 Key Vocab Reference Point Push-Pull Steering
A part of the outside/inside of he vehicle as viewed from the driver seat, that relates to some part of the roadway. Push-Pull Steering Pushing the steering wheel up with one hand and down with the other.

17 Key Vocab Parallel – Difficult parking maneuver that is done along side a curb and backing into a stall Rear Zone – The zone behind you that you want to make sure is clear before backing up

18 Key Things to Remember You should be in the lane closest to the center lane to begin a left turn on a two-way street. A standard reference point might be a hood ornament. Only use your left foot to push down on the Clutch Pedal Look Ahead, Plan Ahead, Stay Back!!!

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