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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 18: Emergency swerve


1. Observe.
2. Move off.
3. Accelerate and change to a higher gear, if applicable.
4. Do not touch the boundary lines.
5. Disengage clutch, if applicable.
6. When a amber light comes on, swerve in the direction of that light to cross line "K - L" as far as possible from the cross point"D".
7. Straighten up so that lines "M - N" or "O - P" are not touched.
8. Stop without touching the outer boundary lines.



Note A:


Only three attempts in any direction shall be allowed if the first and second attempts were unsuccessful, provided no boundary lines were touched.


Note B:


Should a reading of 'fast" be displayed, the line shall be crossed beyond the 4th calibration mark in order to pass this manoeuvre, in which case no penalty points shall be recorded.


Note C:


Should the applicant carry out an incorrect action (swerve in wrong direction or brake/stop), 25 penalty points shelf be recorded in the appropriate block. This manoeuvre shall be repeated until the correct action is executed. Only three (3) attempts shall be permissible.


Note D:


Should a reading of "Fast"  be given, and the swerve distance is less than the 5th calibration mark, or a reading of "Slow" is given, a second attempt shall be allowed. Should the applicant still ride too

"Fast", and still does not cross the calibration line beyond the 4th calibration mark, or still ride too "Slow", a third (final) attempt shall be allowed.


Note E:


Should the applicant, whilst executing this manoeuvre touch any one of the boundary lines, whether it was those of the straight path, or of lines "0 - P" , "M - N" or the outer boundary lines, a circle shall be drawn around the appropriate black block next to "T - line", and discontinue the test.



T. line

R95 Module 15 Note C


Note F:


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


Note G:


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