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MSPSL routine explained

To keep yourself and other road users safe on the road you must make the MSMPSL routine an essential part of your driving. MSPSL (also known as old MSM routine) must be used each time you approach a junction to turn or emerge, on approach to roundabouts, traffic lights and other hazards.


If you are to move to the left, check interior mirror then left door mirror.
If you are to move to the right, check interior mirror then right door mirror.
Check the speed and position of vehicles behind you and act sensibly upon what you see .


Use your signals, to make other road users aware of your intentions.
Left or right, as appropriate, and in good time.
Do not to confuse other road users or pedestrians by signalling too early or too late.


Correctly and in good time.
Position early so other road users know your intensions.


Adjust speed as necessary.
Select the correct gear.
As a general rule closed junctions usually require.
1st gear - open junctions may be OK in 2nd.


Look early on approach.
Assess the situation.
Decide to wait or go.
Act upon your decision (must not cause vehicles to Slow down, Swerve or Stop).

give way

turn left