Heavy Motor Vehicle

Speed control

Speed control

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1. Check rear view mirrors.

2. Adjust speed (select appropriate gear) as required, in accordance with traffic pattern, gradientof road, surface, visibility and speed restriction.

3. Accelerate, if necessary.

4. Decelerate, if necessary.

5. Make use of the engine or exhaust brake if necessary.

6. Brake, if applicable.

Note A:

If the speed of the vehicle increases considerably without application of the accelerator and if continuoususe of the service brake is necessary, brake to the appropriate speed before a lower gear is engagedin order to minimise an increase in speed.Repeat this procedure as necessary.Avoid selecting a lower gear to assist or replace braking, in order to reduce the speed of a vehicle.

Note B:

If during the road test, the applicant drives too slowly for the circumstances, he/she shall be penalisedevery 5 - 8 seconds for:


(5) Slow ....................................................

Note C:

Make use of the engine exhaust brake in accordance with traffic pattern or gradient of the road.

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