Heavy Motor Vehicle

Clutch - use of

Clutch - use of

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1. Depress clutch pedal.

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, withoutlaboring or stalling the engine.

8. Double de-clutch, if necessary.

Note A:

When coming to a stop, the brake pedal shall be depressed before disengaging the clutch, in order toprevent 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 continuously “Rides” the clutch during the road test, he/she shall be penalised every5-8 seconds for:

CLUTCH

(1) Rides ...................................................

The applicant shall remove his/her foot completely from the clutch pedal after stopping and selectingneutral. Should the applicant not do so he/she shall be penalised for every 5-8 seconds for:

CLUTCH

(1) Rides ..................................................


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