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


K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 4 - Light Motor Vehicle Combinations : Code EB licences

6. The modules

Module 26: Gear changing - down (automatic transmission) (manual selection)


1. Check rear view mirror(s).
2. Release accelerator pedal smoothly.
3. Brake if necessary to appropriate speed for circumstances. (Braking shall be completed before gear changing down).
4. Select gear.
5. Replace hand to appropriate position on steering wheel.



Note A:


If the speed of the vehicle increases considerably without application of the accelerator and if continuous use of the service brake is necessary, brake to the appropriate speed before a lower gear is engaged in order to minimise an increase in speed.


Repeat this procedure, as necessary.


Avoid selecting a lower gear to assist or replace braking, in order to reduce the speed of the vehicle.


Note B:


Gears should be changed, where possible, whilst travelling on a straight course.


Note C:


An appropriate gear shall be selected before descending a steep gradient.