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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)


K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 1 - Light Motor Vehicles : Code B

6. The modules

Module 13: Moving Off - automatic transmission


1. Obey all road traffic signs, signals, rules and markings.
2. Check rear-view mirror(s) and appropriate blind spot, if applicable.
3. Signal intention, if applicable.
4. Ensure there is clear space beyond intersection before entering.
5. Ensure intersection is clear before entering.
6. Maintain clear space behind vehicle ahead before moving off. (Approximately 4 - 5 metres)
7. Select gear, if applicable.
8. Observe
9.. Release parking brake, if applicable.
10. Move off.
11. Accelerate as necessary.

12.        Cancel signal, if applicable.



Note A:


Should the vehicle roll, a circle shall be drawn around the black block "Roll" and the test shall be discontinued.


Note B:


Observation shall be done before moving off, including during stop-start traffic.


Note C:


During moving off, the applicant shall not cause the wheels of the vehicle to spin. Should the applicant do so he/she shall be penalised for:



(1) Move .................................................


Note D:


Although the checking of exterior rearview mirror(s) forms an integral part of observation, the examiner can never be sure whether they have been checked or not. The applicant cannot therefore be penalised in respect of exterior rearview mirror(s) during observation.