Gear level Note: The gear level for an automatic vehicle operates differently from a manual gear box system.
Heavy motor vehicles manual gearbox
Heavy motor vehicle automatic gearbox
Identification of Controls
Description of Component
Centre rear view mirror Note: The driver must always first check the mirrors to be aware of the traffic situation behind him or her. This will assist the driver to avoid possible unsafe situations.
Left and right rear view mirrors
Indicator light switch
Gear lever Note: The gear lever for an automatic vehicle operates differently from a manual gear box system.
Parking brake Note: that some vehicles might have the parking brake as a foot operated control (e.g. Mercedes-Benz)
Automatic vehicles do not have a clutch control.
Control no 8 is used to ...
Control no. 1 is the ...
rearview mirror (interior).
Control no. 2 is the ...
Control no. 4 is the ...
Control no. 5 is the ...
Control no. 6 is the ...
The following control assists the driver when changing gears:
The following control is used to change the direction of the vehicle:
The following control is used to keep a parked vehicle stationary:
The following control is used to select the appropriate gear of the vehicle:
The following is a foot control
The following is not a hand control
The following is used to indicate the intention to change direction:
The following is used to monitor traffic:
To accelerate your vehicle, you must use number ...
To bring a vehicle to a complete standstill control no. ____ is used
To bring the speed down or stop the vehicle completely the following control is used:
To ensure that your parked vehicle does not move, use number ...
To increase and decrease the speed of the vehicle, the following control is used...
To indicate that you are going to turn you must use number ...
To keep the windscreen clear during rainy conditions, the following is used ...
To monitor traffic to the rear the following is used ...
To select a gear, you must use numbers ...
6 and 8
To stop your vehicle, you must use number ...
To turn your vehicle, number ... is used.
When control number 9 is used, the distance it takes the driver of a motor vehicle to stop it is ...
(i) longer on a wet road than on a dry road.
(ii) longer if the vehicle is travelling at a higher speed.
(iii) longer if the vehicle is loaded.
All of the above are correct
SELECT THE CORRECT COMBINATION
When intending to change direction the following controls are used:
1 + 3 + 5
When you stop on a steep incline and want to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards, you use control(s) no. ________
Which controls must you use when there is a sharp turn in the road?