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Handbrake controls: rear wheels only Aquaplanning results in the loss of: steering control and braking efficiency Safe following distance: 2 second rule Engine overheating: due to poor maintenance of vehicle If engine stalls while moving uphill: step on foot-break FIRST Distance from passing, moving vehicle: 1.5m Accelerator pedal controls: fuel-air mixture Sudden brake/tire screech= tyre wear out When driving across rough surfaces: avoid making sharp turns When depressing accelerator pedal: use ball of your right foot and rest your heel on the floorboard Engage handbrake at red-light junctions: to prevent uncontrolled rolling Normal range of temp gauge: between ‘C’ and H“ Braking distance depends on : speed and road surface If footbrake suddenly fails: apply handbrake When making a left turn into a narrow course: position car more towards right before turning When approaching a bend: look far ahead of you If you tailgate: your vision, reaction time and braking distance will be constrained If vehicle inches forward even though footbrake is applied: release and depress the brake pedal again Comprehensive insurance: covers 3rd party, fire and theft Flash high beam: when approaching bends, and not on oncoming traffic Before moving off from stationary position: signal intention AND check front and back Reversing unnecessarily on an expressway: 6 demerit points If vehicle loses speed while driving uphill: engage lower gear and accelerate It is an offence to DRIVE on a road shoulder If one of the front tyres is punctured: the car will pull towards the side of the punctured tyre If brake warning light is on: either insufficient brake fluid or handbrake is not completely released To prevent side slipping: use the on-off braking technique If you depress brake pedal while making a turn: vehicle may skid Hence, brake only BEFORE a turn to slow down speed before a sharp turn You can still be charged for drink-driving EVEN if you pass the alcohol breathalyzer test You should use the ball of your feet, not ur toes to step on pedals At neutral gear: engine power is not transmitted to the wheels When rear wheels of a car skids: steer in the direction of the skid When a cyclist turns his head left and right: he may change lanes any time soon Tyres should be changed when they are punctured/when treads are<1.66mm in depth When changing the tyres: loosen the bolts THEN jack up the car A licensed driver who has had a license for >12 mnths should NOT accumulate 24 pts in 24 mnths In other words, 23 pts in 24 months is MAX Gears control speed and power of vehicle If a vehicle is moving very close behind you, GIVE WAY by keeping left. When clutch pedal is depressed, engine power is not transmitted to the gear box When engine reaches the biting point: number of revolutions drop