1 Vehicle controls
Post on 20 September 2017
- To identify and use the vehicle's controls.
- The vehicle should be parked somewhere safe and off the road, such as a driveway.
- The vehicle should have the handbrake/park brake on and be in neutral (manual) or park (automatic).
The driver should
- Identify the dashboard instrument lights and dials:
- tachometer or rev counter
- fuel gauge
- temperature gauge
- warning lights
- Identify and operate the steering wheel controls:
- steering wheel
- windscreen wipers
- headlights on full beam
- headlights on dip
- cruise control
- Identify and operate the floor controls:
- accelerator pedal
- brake pedal
- clutch pedal (manual)
- gear lever
- handbrake/park brake
- Identify and operate the console controls:
- hazard warning light switch
- heating controls
- air conditioning controls
- rear demister
- airbag deactivator
- Identify and operate other controls:
- Adjust the seat and headrests.
- Adjust mirrors, both inside and outside the vehicle.
- Identify blind spots.
- Inspect safety belts for wear.
- Adjust the safety belt (including height and tension, if appropriate).
- Perform the tasks at least twice.
Other controls for identification could include the bonnet release, boot/tailgate release, fuel tank and fuel cover release.