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ALLEY DOCKING

Alley docking is a reverse parking maneuver.  It starts in a block (starting point) from where the applicant has to reverse the vehicle around poles into an alley and stop only at the end, without touching any of the poles.  The alley docking has to be completed from both the left side and the right side.

The side from which the first maneuver is executed shall be determined by the examiner.

ENTERING

The examiner shall inform the applicant of the following:

(a) stopping is permissible at any stage, and

(b) a 2nd (final) attempt may be made if the 1st attempt was unsuccessful, provided that no obstacle has been touched.

The examiner shall instruct the applicant:

(a) to position vehicle at starting point,

(b) to reverse into the demarcated area without touching any obstacle,

(c) that no forward movement will be permitted, and

(d) that a 2nd (final) attempt may be made if the 1st attempt was unsuccessful, provided that no obstacle has been touched.

LEAVING

The examiner shall instruct the applicant to steer out of the demarcated area without touching any obstacle, and stop where indicated.

 

ALLEY DOCKING - TO THE LEFT

– Position vehicle at starting point.

– Cancel signal, if applicable.

– Apply parking brake.

– Select neutral, (or “P” automatic transmission) and wait for instructions.

ENTERING

1. Check mirror(s) and blind spot to left.

2. Signal left.

3. Select gear.

4. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

5. Observe.

6. Release parking brake.

7. Move off.

8. Check the blind spot to the right before the vehicle changes direction.

9. Steer into the demarcated area without touching any obstacle.

10. Stop vehicle within demarcated area.

11. Apply parking brake.

12. Select neutral. (Or “P” automatic transmission)

13. Cancel signal.

LEAVING

14. Check mirror(s) and appropriate blind spot.

15. Signal intention.

16. Select gear.

17. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

18. Observe.

19. Release parking brake.

20. Steer out of demarcated area without touching any obstacle.

21. Cancel signal.

ALLEY DOCKING - TO THE RIGHT

– Position vehicle at starting point.

– Cancel signal, if applicable.

– Apply parking brake.

– Select neutral (or “P” automatic transmission), and wait for instructions.

ENTERING

1. Check mirror(s) and blind spot to right.

2. Signal right.

3. Select gear.

4. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

5. Observe.

6. Release parking brake.

7. Move off.

8. Check the blind spot to the left before the vehicle changes direction.

9. Steer into the demarcated area without touching any obstacle.

10. Stop vehicle within demarcated area.

11. Apply parking brake.

12. Select neutral. (Or “P” automatic transmission)

13. Cancel signal.

LEAVING

14. Check mirror(s) and appropriate blind spot.

15. Signal intention.

16. Select gear.

17. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

18. Observe.

19. Release parking brake.

20. Steer out of demarcated area, without touching any obstacle.

21. Cancel signal.

Note A:

If this maneuver cannot be completed at the 1st attempt as described in item 10 the vehicle shall again be positioned in the original starting position where a 2nd (final) attempt may be made provided that no obstacle has been touched. (The stopwatch shall not be stopped)

Note B:

Stopping and moving off in the same direction is not regarded as another movement.  Stopping is permitted at any stage during a movement, however, an observation shall be done before moving off, if stationary for longer than 5 seconds.

Note C:

The applicant shall not be penalized for encroaching upon or crossing the guide lines.

Note D:

Should the signal cancel automatically whilst entering or leaving, the applicant shall not be penalized for not reactivating it.

Note E:

The final placement of the complete vehicle is of no importance as long as it is fully within the demarcated area. (Including attachments and mirrors in extended position)

Note F:

Should the vehicle roll, a circle shall be drawn around the black block “Roll” and the test shall be discontinued.

Note G:

It shall be expected of the applicant while reversing, to check the opposite blind spot before the vehicle changes direction.

Note H:

Regarding

(1) Count. St.  ............................................

is meant that the applicant turns the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary.

Note I:

Should the incorrect gear be selected when moving off from the starting point this shall not be regarded as an attempt.

Note J:

No forward movement will be permissible during entering of the demarcated area.

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