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Signals

The aim of the lesson is that you will be required to demonstrate your ability to learn how to carry out the correct procedures, when dealing with pedestrian crossings, while also making proper use of all signals by direction indicator and by arm. With the objective being that by the conclusion of the lesson, you should have a good understanding of what is required,

  • Aims and objectives of the lesson.
  • Two part exercise', includes dealing with pedestrian crossings and the use of signals by direction indicator and by arm.
  • Giving correct signals by direction indicators.
  • Unnecessary signals.
  • Timing of signals.
  • Use of signals by arm.
  • Differences between zebra, pelican, puffin, toucan, and traffic light con¬trolled crossings.
  • Use of the mirror — signal — maneuvers sequence on the approach to all types of crossing.
  • Reduction in speed, where it is not possible to observe both sides of the crossing.
  • Pedestrians always have priority.
  • No overtaking on the approach.
  • Dangers of inviting pedestrians to step onto a pedestrian crossing.
  • Benefits of giving a slowing down arm signal.
  • Importance of not stopping on the actual crossing area

Briefing Format - Use of signals

Mirror- signal — maneuver

You should ask your pupil questions about the use of the mirror / signal / maneuvers routine, which is an essential requirement on the approach to all hazards, and that they aware of the importance of observing following traffic conditions, which will enable them to take whatever appropriate action is nec¬essary, before considering a signal, or carrying out any maneuver.

Signals by indicator

You should ask your pupil questions about the use of the direction indicator stalk, which is normally located on the left, or occasionally on the right hand side of the steering column, making sure that they are aware that it should he moved with their fingertips, in the same direction as the intended movement of the steering wheel. That they must ensure that signals are cancelled after the completion of any maneuvers, as the automatic cancelling device may not always operate, where insufficient steering has been applied.

Signals

Signals by arm

You should ask your pupil questions about the use of arm signals, including those given to traffic controllers. That they are aware that they must he given clearly and in good time, in the manner described and as illustrated within The Highway Code. That the arm signal, for slowing down or stopping, should be used as and when necessary at zebra crossings, to let other road users, par¬ticularly pedestrians, know what their intentions are. That they are aware that an arm signal may be given as a means of confirmation of their intentions to supplement a direction signal.

Signals-timing

You should ask your pupil questions about the possible dangers of giving signals which are too early, or too late. That they are aware that signals should be delayed, in circumstances where confusion could arise, such as when there are two junctions located reasonably close together. That when they signal, the direction indicators are allowed to operate for long enough, to allow other road users to see them, certainly for more than just one, or two flashes.

Unnecessary signals

You should ask your pupil questions about the dangers of giving unnecessary signals, which may either mislead, inconvenience, or confuse other road users. That they are aware that signals should only he given in situations, where they will be of benefit to other road users. That they are aware of the dangers of giving unauthorized signals, to other road users, especially pedestrians, such as by inviting them to cross the road by means of a hand gesture, or by the flashing of headlights.