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TEST OF COMPETENCE TO DRIVE - DRIVING TEST

   
  The candidate shall satisfy the person conducting the test that he is able to:
   
(1) Start the engine of the vehicle;  
(2) Move away straight ahead or an angle;
(3) Overtake, meet or cover the path of other vehicle and take an appropriate
(4) Turn right and left corners correctly;       
(5) Stop the vehicle in an emergency and normally, and in the latter case bring that at an appropriate part of the road;
(6) Drive the vehicle backwards whilst so doing enter a limited opening either to the left or right;
(7) Cause the vehicle to face in the opposite direction by means of forward and reverse gears;
(8) Give by hand and mechanical means (if fitted to the vehicle) or in the case of disabled driver for whom  it is impracticable or under-standable to give signals by hand, by mechanical means in a clear and unmistakable manner, appropriate  signals at appropriate times to "indicate "his  intended actions;    
(9) Act correctly and promptly on all signals gften by traffic signs and traffic
controllers, and take appropriate action on signs given by other road users. 
   
NOTE:- REQUIREMENTS 6 & 7 are not applicable in thejcase of
   
(i) Motorcycle or tricycle not equipped with means for reversing;
(ii) Requirements  6, 7  &  8  are not applicable, if during a road test, he does
any three or more of the following acts or any one of such acts more than
once.
   
(A) STARTING:
(1)
Fails to look around before starting;
(2)
Noisy and uncertain gear shifting;
(3)
Stays too long in low or second gear;
(4)
Un-necessary fast get away;
(5)

Stalls motor;

(6)
Fails to signal.
   
(B) STOPPING:   
(1)
Fails to signal;
(2)
Slows down too suddenly;
(3)
Fails to use rear-view glass.
   
(C)   TURNING:
(1)
Fails to get into proper lane in time;
(2)
Fails to signal;
(3)
Fails to check traffic;
(4)
Swings wide to the right or cuts corners to the left;
(5)
Fails to complete turn in proper lane.
   
(D) BACKING:
(1)  
Fails to look behind before or while backing;   
(2)
Uncertain steering when backing.   
 
(E) PARKING:
(1) 
Hits with a jok other cars in parking; 
(2) 
Climbs curb in parking; 
(3) 
Parks too far from curb;    
(4) 
Forgets to set EMERGENCY brakes; 
(5) 
Parks too fast for proper control.  
   
(F)   TRAFFIC SIGNALS:
(1)
Fails to notice signals;
(2)
Runs through a traffic signal.
   
(G)  SIGNS:
(1)
Does not come to a stop on a signal or at a sign required him to stop;
(2)
Does not notice caution or warning signs;
(3)
Fails to observe diiection signs. 
   
(H) PASSING: 
(1)
Does not await clear distance ahead;
(2)
Passes a vehicle in intersection when unlawful or dangerous to do so;
(3)
Passes vehicles on right where unlawful;
(4)
Fails to use horn when necessary;
(5)
Too little speed in over-taking;
(6)
Cuts in too quickly ahead.
   
(I) HILLS:
(1)
Cannot shift gears on an ungrade or when going down;
(2)
Cannot stop or start on hill without rolling backward;
(3)
Descends in neutral.
   
(J)  SPEED:
(1)
Drives at speed greater than ability warrants;
(2)
Too   fast  over rough roads, around corners, through blind intersections in business districts;
(3)
Tendency to lag and catch up;
(4)
Slow down when passing an intersection or around a curve, rather than be
reaching;
(5)
Hinders traffic by driving slowly in cent'-': of street.
   
(K) ATTENTION: 
(1)
Looks down when shifting gear;
(2)
Turns his head when talking;
(3)
Fails to notice dangerous spots;
(4)
Does not give complete attention to all traffic intersections.
   
(L) ATTITUDE TOWARDS OTHERS:
   
(1)
Depends on others for safety;
(2)
Takes right of way at intersection when not entitle/thereto;
(3)
Inconsiderable to pedestrians;
(4)
Fails to anticipate what others may do.
   
(M) MISCELLANEOUS:
(1)
Stalls at interception;
(2)
Fails to keep in correct lane;
(3)
Follows too closely other vehicles;
(4)
Uses horn too much;
(5)
Shifts into wrong gear, such as reverse instead of second;
(6)
Passes standing street cars where unlawful;
(7)
Speeds up when being over-taken;
(8)
Reacts slowly when in emergency;
(9)
Careless  about  using proper hand signals or does not make signal clearly;
(10)
Unduly nervous;
(11)
Over cautious;
(12)
Reckless or careless;
(13)
General inexperience.

 

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