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ADI Part 3 Lesson Plan Example PST 4 (PHASE 1) REVERSING TO THE LEFT

Updated on June 19, 2013

Introduction

If you are taking an ADI Part 3 exam this lesson plan example could help you to pass. This lesson plan is for PST 4 (PHASE 1) REVERSING TO THE LEFT and includes useful tips and diagrams to help you pass the exam.

When taking an ADI part 3 exam it is wise to use a lesson plan. You only have three attempts at the exam and the lesson plan should include all the relevant sections needed to pass. The reversing to the left manoeuvre should include the following points:

  • Briefing on reversing
  • Co-ordination of the controls
  • Observation
  • Accuracy

Include these in your lesson plan and stick to your lesson plan. Make your plan as detail or as basic as you need it to be, and practice, practice, practice!

The Lesson Plan

RECAP-

  • What can you tell me about MSM? (link to manoeuvre)
  • What can you tell me about reversing? (Obs when reversing? And why?)
  • Can you explain the POM procedure and tell me what observations are needed when moving away? And why? (POM)
  • What can you tell me about an angled start?
  • Hill start? (up/down)
  • When and how would you use 'peep & creep'? (Clutch to bite, then thickness of pound coin. No break & clutch together!)
  • what is the 'pull/push' method? (big chunks of steering wheel) (No dry steering!)
  • What are the benefits of keeping a slow speed when reversing? (How to control with clutch)

Aims & Objectives

By the end of this lesson you will have;

  • Practiced reversing into a limited opening on left or right under control,
  • Practiced using effective observations,
  • Practiced choosing a safe, legal & convenient place to perform this manoeuvre, from major to minor road where traffic flow is minimal.

PST 4 BRIEFING

Explain the following points to the pupil, using diagrams to aid the learning process;

  • Safe, (unsafe to drive into minor road and reverse out onto major)
  • Legal and convenient place ( no parked cars opposite road, or another road)
  • Look at corner, (open/closed?) (Sharp corner?) (Narrow or wide?)
  • Use MSM routine (no signal before road)
  • Pull up parallel to curb, about a drains width away depending on corner (sharper the corner, further out you need to be)
  • POM
  • Reference points for turning
  • Check blind spot before turning
  • If other road users appear then stop and secure vehicle

Top Tips

Once you have explained what the reverse corner manoeuvre is and how it should be performed, you should now ask your pupil if the have any questions. This will ensure they understand what you want them to do and if they have no questions, you may wish to quiz them if you have time.

You will now need to give your pupil full guided instructions as this will be the 1st time they have ever performed this manoeuvre. The following script may help.....

Full Instructions

Before Manoeuvre

  • Clutch down, 1st gear, Set gas, Find the bite
  • Full observation - left to right, (second right blind spot check)
  • Signal if necessary
  • Handbrake off
  • Lift clutch tiny bit (thickness of pound) till car starts creeping forward
  • Feet Still
  • Steer to the right, more to the right, steer to the left
  • Straighten steering wheel, Normal driving position
  • Check inside mirror to assess speed of cars behind
  • Clutch fully up
  • Look into road on left to assess SCALP
  • Check inside mirror and left side mirror
  • Signal down for left (if necessary)
  • Steer to the left, steer to the right, straighten wheel
  • Clutch down, break to stop
  • Handbrake on, select neutral, rest feet

The Manoeuvre

  • Clutch down, Reverse gear, Set gas, Find the bite
  • Full observation - right to left
  • Looking over left shoulder , Handbrake off
  • Lift clutch tiny bit (thickness of pound) till car starts creeping backwards
  • Feet Still
  • (Turning point is when the rear wheel is parallel to the last straight part of the kerb)
  • Before turning point, check right obs,
  • Look over left shoulder
  • Steer to the left, more to the left
  • Steer to the right, straighten wheel
  • Reverse about 2 car lengths
  • Clutch down, break to stop
  • Handbrake on, select neutral, rest feet

After Manoeuvre (moving off again)

  • Clutch down, 1st gear, Set gas, Find the bite
  • Full observation - left to right (second right blind spot check)
  • Signal if necessary
  • Handbrake off
  • Lift clutch tiny bit (thickness of pound) till car starts creeping forward
  • Feet Still
  • Steer to the right, more to the right, steer to the left, (normal driving position)
  • Check inside mirror to assess speed of cars behind
  • On approach to junction MSM before turning

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