Mod 2 Advice for candidates

Advice for mod2,

First and foremost a good understanding of the highway code is essential.

  • You cannot fail your test for taking a wrong turn.
  • Pay attention to traffic lights and anticipate on approach
  • Practice following signs and directions, (turn the sat nav off get a map)
  • Understand basic, roundabouts, Mini and Spiral  roundabout lane discipline.
  • Understanding speed limits, what’s the definition of a 30-mph zone (street lighting if its anything else you will pass a sign)
  • Talk yourself through the test a running commentary is essential, remind yourself of what the speed limit is, what sign did you just pass? and look for new speed limits as you approach junctions has it changed or stayed the same.
  • Slow down on approach to junctions give yourself time to process the information in front of you remember you cannot fail for taking a wrong turn, if you find yourself in the wrong lane make the correct turn for the lane you are in, the examiner will come in over the radio and redirect you once you have made your turn. (don’t panic if he sounds curt or loud, focus on the job in hand not the observer behind you)
  • If you are about to take a wrong turn the examiner might direct you to change lane in order to go the correct way if it is safe to do so, he cannot mark or fail you for this as he has directed you.

Last but not least,

Observation, Take effective observations at all times,

Signal, (see below)

Manoeuvre to position, if it is safe to do so.

Speed, Slow down select the correct gear.

Look and or LIFESAVER as necessary

Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians, of your intended actions. You should always

  • give clear signals in plenty of time, having checked it is not misleading to signal at that time
  • use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off
  • cancel them after use
  • make sure your signals will not confuse others. If, for instance, you want to stop after a side road, do not signal until you are passing the road. If you signal earlier it may give the impression that you intend to turn into the road. Your brake lights will warn traffic behind you that you are slowing down
  • use an arm signal to emphasise or reinforce your signal if necessary. Remember that signalling does not give you priority.

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About Simon Walsh

Simon has over twenty eight years teaching all levels of motorcyclists with a calm and professional approach, small class sizes, well maintained motorcycles, New and clean motorcycle clothing, safety helmets, gloves all you need do is book in and turn up with your driving license. Teaching someone to ride a motorcycle has been my full-time career for over 28 years, in that time the industry and the DVSA have changed beyond recognition and I have strived to stay ahead of training techniques and my competitors to offer a second to none motorcycle training experience
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