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).|
|5.||Replace hand to appropriate position on steering wheel.|
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.
Gears should be changed, where possible, whilst travelling on a straight course.
An appropriate gear shall be selected before descending a steep gradient.