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Elloryp

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Elloryp says:

Turning right into a sideroad

Hi all,

So the time is finally upon me, my mod one is on Monday then Wednesday (assuming I pass mod 1) I have my mod two.
Something I'm struggling with however is road position when taking a right into a side road. My instructor has barked at me a couple of times for getting my position wrong and I guess I'm just not getting it.
I have hired a 125 to practice on between now and then, it's helping with my road confidence and I had a good ride earlier today but an oncoming truck did beep at me as I was set up to take a right side road, I thought I was in the right place but maybe not? Or maybe he was just making sure I'd seen him. I don't know, I just want to be first of all safe in the road and second... Pass my test :)
I just wondered if anyone knows of any good resources? Maybe videos or online literature that covers right turn into side roads that I could check out?

Many thanks in advance
Ellz

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Have a look

On youtube. If roadcraft Nottingham have any useful vids I'd watch them :biggrin:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

right turn

Why not follow the instructor to see what he/she does.

 

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

road positioning.

I always make sure you cover your self, so I tend to be just to the left (about 8inches away from the centre markings, with steering slightly turned towards the turning you are intending. Leave enough room to pass on your inside for traffic in the same lane.  Around here our lanes are very narrow so tend to  avoid them this time of year (harvesting season).  I may be incorrect but thats the way i was taught...good luck btw..

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