Driving School Ireland Tutorials

Moving Off

Moving Off safely and under Full Control.

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Our Objective: To move off from the side of the road safely and under full control


Status of Car: Engine running, in neutral and handbrake on.


Depress the clutch and select 1st gear. (Palm facing away)


Set the power of the engine, that is rev the engine slightly to a nice "Happy Sound".


Now let the clutch up very slowly, until you hear the sound of the engine deepen.


Stop at this point, you have found the bite or the holding point. Now hold both feet still.


Check to the front of the car, interior mirror, right mirror and over your right shoulder for the blind spot.


If safe and clear, indicate


Release the handbrake and return your hand to the steering wheel.


Let the clutch up very slightly


The car should now start moving slowly forward.


Wait for a second or so until the car has gained a little momentum.


Increase gas, let the clutch up smoothly all the way



Stopping at the side of the road.


MIRRORS Check see if safe


SIGNAL - left


MANOEUVRE


Come off the gas and cover bouth clutch and brake pedals


Steer towards the kerb or side of road.


Brake gently


Depress the clutch quickly and fully, just before the engine would start to labour


When fully stopped, apply handbrake and select neutral


Cancel indicator


You may now safely take your feet off the pedals













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