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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 30: Stopping - in traffic (automatic transmission)


1. Check rear-view mirror(s).
2. Decelerate.
3. Brake timeously, smoothly and progressively without locking wheels and in complete control, keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
4. Obtain and/or maintain a clear space behind or alongside obstructions or other road user, where applicable. (Approximately 4 - 5 metres behind the vehicle ahead)
5. Stop in accordance with road traffic signs, signals, rules and markings.
6. Maintain pressure on brake pedal.
7. Apply parking brake, if necessary.



Note A:


The parking brake should be applied when stationary for any length of time or where there is a possibility of rolling, but may not be necessary depending upon traffic signals, stop/start progress of traffic and the gradient of the road.


Note B:


If the vehicle is equipped with a foot-operated parking brake, the sequence shall be to select neutral with the service brake depressed and then to apply the parking brake.