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


K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 2 - Heavy Motor Vehicles : Codes CI, C, ECI and EC

6. The modules

Module 17: Alley Docking - to the right


- Position vehicle at starting point.
- Cancel signal, if applicable.
- Apply parking brake.
- Select neutral, (or "P" automatic transmission) and wait for instructions.





1. Check rear view mirrors and blind spot to right.
2. Signal intention.
3. Select gear.
4. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)
5. Observe.
6. Release parking brake.
7. Move off.
8. Check the blind spot to the left before the vehicle changes direction.
9. Steer into the demarcated area without touching any obstacle.
10. Stop vehicle within demarcated area.
11. Apply parking brake.
12. Select neutral (Or "P" automatic transmission)
13. Cancel signal.




14. Check rear view  mirrors and appropriate blind spot.
15. Signal intention.
16. Select gear.
17. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)
18. Observe.
19. Release parking brake.
20. Steer out of demarcated area without touching any obstacles.
21. Cancel signal.



Note A:


If this manoeuvre cannot be completed at the 1st attempt as described in item 10, the vehicle shall again be positioned in the original starting position where a 2nd (final) attempt may be made, provided that no obstacle has been touched. (stopwatch shall not be stopped)


Note B:


Stopping at any stage is permissible but no forward movement for a rigid vehicle shall be permissible during a single attempt.


Note C:


In the case of an articulated vehicle only one forward movement shall be allowed during each attempt.


Note D:


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


Note E:


Stopping and moving off in the same direction is not regarded as another movement. Stopping is permitted at any stage during a movement, however, an observation shall be done before moving off if stationary for longer than 5 seconds.


Note F:


It is expected of the applicant while reversing, to check the opposite blind spot before the vehicle changes direction.


Note G:




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is meant that the applicant turns the steering while the vehicle is stationary



Note H:


Should the signal cancel automatically, whilst entering or leaving, the applicant shall not be penalised for not reactivating it again.


Note I:


In all cases the rear end of the vehicle shall be at least passed the 3rd set of obstacles.


Note J:


Should the incorrect gear be selected when moving off from the starting point, this shall not be regarded as an attempt.