ALWAYS CHECK MIRRORS IN PAIRS. IF THE CAR MOVES TO THE RIGHT – THEN CENTER AND RIGHT MIRROR, TO THE LEFT, CENTRE AND LEFT…….
Adjust all of your mirrors so that you can obtain a clear view of the road behind and to each side of your vehicle.
Use your left hand to adjust the interior mirror to frame the back window and be careful not to touch the surface of the mirrors with your fingers.
If the vehicle is new to you check which mirrors are convex i.e. curved to give a wider field of vision. A convex mirror will make the image in the mirror appear smaller than it actually is and therefore further away.
fasten your seatbelt being careful not to twist the straps and make sure that your passengers fasten theirs too. The driver is responsible for ensuring that all children under the age of 14 wear seat belts or use an approved child restraint. Full details about seatbelt laws can be found in the Highway Code.
It is important that you are comfortable when you drive.
Let’s look at the main foot and hand controls.
The Foot Controls
The accelerator pedal (we will now call this the GAS pedal)
The gas pedal, is used with the right foot to control the speed of the car by increasing or decreasing the flow of fuel to the engine. This occurs when the car is in gear and the clutch plates are together. The pedal requires very little pressure to operate and should be used very lightly.