Light Motor Vehicle

Stopping - in traffic (automatic transmission)

Stopping - in traffic (automatic transmission)

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1. Check rear-view mirror(s).

2. Decelerate.

3. Brake timeously, smoothly and progressively without locking wheels and in complete control, keeping both hands on the steering wheel.

4. Obtain and/or maintain a clear space behind or alongside obstructions or other road user, where applicable. (Approximately 4 - 5 metres behind the vehicle ahead)

5. Stop in accordance with road traffic signs, signals, rules and markings.

6. Maintain pressure on brake pedal.

7. Apply parking brake, if necessary.

Note A:

The parking brake should be applied when stationary for any length of time or where there is a possibility of rolling but may not be necessary depending upon traffic signals, stop/start progress of traffic and the gradient of the road.

Note B:

If the vehicle is equipped with a foot-operated parking brake, the sequence shall be to select neutral, with service brake depressed and then to apply the parking brake.


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