Heavy Motor Vehicle

Signalling

Signalling

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1. Check rear view mirrors and appropriate blind spot.

2. Signal in good time and for sufficient duration.

3. Replace hand to appropriate position on steering wheel, as necessary.

4. Ensure that signal is cancelled after completing manoeuvre or that presence has beenestablished, for example, when using the horn.

Note A:

Care should be taken not to signal too early or where it could create confusion to other road users.

Note B:

Use of direction indicators or hand signals within an intersection should be avoided unless necessary.

Note C:

Brake lights are a signal that can be kept on (especially at night) and it is not necessary to cancel theseafter the vehicle has been brought to a complete standstill.

Note D:

The checking of blind spots is not necessary when the brake lights, headlights or horn are used as asignal.Note E:When a signal is cancelled too soon, the applicant shall not be penalised for:

(4) Sig can ................................................but for

(5) Sig ......................................................due to the fact that the signal’s duration was insufficient.

Note F:

Brake lights are considered a signal. The rearview mirrors shall be checked before braking commences.

No blind spots should be checked before braking.


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