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#1 06-09-04 19:14:49

Qel
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Changing lanes

I'm having difficulty, getting into the appropriate lane becuase everyone is usually breaking the 30mph limit. And won't let me in the majority of the time sad. Plz help.

06-09-04 19:14:49

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Re: Changing lanes



#2 06-09-04 20:36:26

Darren
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Re: Changing lanes

Indicate early (not to early) and there should be a gap in the traffic where somebody lets you in.

#3 06-09-04 22:18:52

arwen
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Registered: 04-03-04
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Re: Changing lanes

rember your mirror signal manouvre routine for any busy lane chnage the mirrors are essential,please note mirrors plural.Early planning will be your best guide. :twisted:

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#4 06-09-04 22:43:01

Pilgrim
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From: Boston Lincolnshire
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Re: Changing lanes

I agree with the MSM Routine

However what about the use of the Blindspot checks before you vjange lanes?

Tony


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#5 07-09-04 05:16:10

alys
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From: Preston
Registered: 02-08-04
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Re: Changing lanes

Pilgrim said

However what about the use of the Blindspot checks before you vjange lanes?

In "Driving - The Essential Skills" it tells you to use a quick sideways glance before changing lanes rather than a full blindspot check.  If you do a full check you are spending too long not looking forward while you are moving and this has its own dangers.  The sideways glance makes use of your peripheral vision as well as your forward vision to notice moving objects.

I am sure that you will hear more from ADIs on this subject - please check with your own too.

Alys (PDI)


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#6 11-09-04 09:58:35

jgarbutt
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From: Driving Instructor in Horsham,
Registered: 26-04-04
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Re: Changing lanes

Hi Qel,

Arwen's advice about planning is right, if it's very busy you need to get into lane much earlier. And you need to do this confidently and positively - keep checking both mirrors until you identify an approaching gap, as car in front of the gap draws close check both mirrors again, then a quick sideways glance to check blind-spot out of corner of eye. Then as soon as the car gets its nose in front of you signal immediately, then 2 seconds later start moving out.

In particularly heavy traffic, you may need to consider signalling then waiting until somebody lets you in, but this approach should not be used unless absolutely necessary.

Where are you learning to drive? and are you using an instructor who will be able to help you with this manoevure?


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