Light Motor Vehicle

Clutch

Clutch - use of

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1. Depress clutch.

2. Obtain clutch control.

3. Avoid unjustified 'Slipping' of clutch.

4. Avoid unjustified 'Riding' of clutch.

5. Avoid unjustified 'Coasting'.

6. Remove foot completely from clutch pedal except for purpose of gear changing, stopping, justified 'Slipping', 'Riding' or 'Coasting'.

7. Disengage clutch completely just before vehicle is brought to a complete standstill, without labouring or stalling engine.

Note A:

When coming to a stop, the brake pedal shall be depressed before disengaging the clutch, in order to prevent coasting. This is not a requirement in stop-start traffic or when stopping on an incline.

Note B:

The foot may not rest on the clutch pedal whilst the vehicle’s engine is running except in stop-start traffic. Note C: If the applicant “Rides” the clutch during the road test, he/she shall be penalised every 5-8 seconds under: CLUTCH (1) Rides ......................................................... The applicant shall remove his/her foot completely from the clutch pedal after stopping and selecting neutral. Should the applicant not do so, he/she shall be penalised every 5-8 seconds for: CLUTCH (1) Rides .........................................................",


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