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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 8: Signalling - hand signals (turning right)


1. Check rear-view mirrors and blind spot to right.
2. Signal intention using direction indicators.
3. Check blind spot to the right.
4. Extend right arm horizontally from shoulder with palm of hand to the front.
5. Retract arm in good time before braking and/or gear selection, if applicable, and before negotiating manoeuvre.
6. Replace hand to appropriate position on steering wheel.



Note A:


This signal shall be given in good time and for sufficient duration prior to the manoeuvre.


Note B:


This signal shall be used in conjunction with direction indicators which shall be activated prior to the hand signal.


Note C:


The applicant shall not be requested to repeat this signal if carried out satisfactorily the first time.


If not carried out satisfactorily the first time, the applicant shall be requested to attempt to execute this signal once more.


Only two attempts shall be permissible, however, if not successful at the 2nd attempt penalty points will again be allocated and the test continued.