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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 28: Stopping - in traffic (automatic transmission)


1. Check rear-view mirrors.
2. Decelerate.
3. Brake timeously, smoothly and progressively without locking wheels and in complete control, keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
4. Stop in accordance with road traffic signs, signals, rules and markings.
5. Obtain and maintain a clear space behind or alongside constructions or other road user (approximately 4 - 5 metres behind the vehicle ahead)
6. Maintain pressure on brake pedal.
7. Apply parking brake.



Note A:


The parking brake should be applied when stationary for any length of time or where there is a possibility of rolling, but may not be necessary depending upon traffic signs, stop/start progress of traffic and the gradient of the road.


Note B:


If the vehicle is equipped with a foot-operated parking brake, the sequence shall be to select neutral with the service brake depressed and then to apply the parking brake.