Moving off and Stopping
Moving off is the first manoeuvre you will perform, needing a basic understanding of clutch control, and also introducing some routines that will be used throughout your driving life.
To move off safely - Follow the Prepare-Observation-Move routines explained below:
You will need to ensure you stop somewhere Safe, Convenient and Legal Position. On your driving test you may be required to pull over and park on the left, possibly several times. As you are changing speed and direction then you should follow the Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre (M-S-M) routine (as shown on the diagram below). Do not park where you will create a hazard to other road users i.e. on or near a bend, a brow of a hill, too close to junctions etc.