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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 16: Turning speed judgement


1. Observe.
2. Move off.
3. Accelerate and ride as fast as possible through the curve.
4. Do not touch the curved boundary lines.
5. Stop at the second starting point, without touching the outer boundary line.
6. Repeat in the opposite direction.



Note A:


Only three attempts in one direction shall be allowed if the first and second attempts were unsuccessful and provided that no boundary lines have been touched.



Note B:


Should it happen that the applicant touches a boundary line for this manoeuvre with one of his/her feet after moving off, he/she shall be penalised for "Balance", and not for "T. Line".


Note C:


During "Turning speed judgement" the points value displayed on the electronic clipboard shall be entered in the appropriate block.


Turning speed judgement

Left Right

R96 Module 16 Note C

Only when the electronic clipboard displays "Slow", two further attempts to obtain a reading shall be allowed. Should a reading of "Fast" be displayed and no boundary lines have been touched a zero (0) shall be entered and be regarded as an even number.


Certain electronic apparatus do not display "Slow" and should a reading of 1.5 seconds or more be displayed, it shall be regarded as "Slow". A reading of 0.8 seconds or less shall be regarded as "Fast".


Note D:


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