16 Adequate clearance

Adequate clearanceWhen passing stationary vehicles or other obstructions it is important that you keep a certain distance away.

What the examiner is looking for

The examiner is checking that you do not get too close to the rear, the side or the front of a stationary vehicle or object as you pass it. You need to give at least a metre clearance if at all possible.

Driving faults recorded
16 Clearance/obstructions:

  • Drives too close to the rear of stationary vehicles before pulling out.
  • Drives too close to the side of stationary vehicles while driving past.
  • Cuts back to the left too soon after passing stationary vehicles.
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