Lateral Position

Requirements

The requirements for Lateral Position as a Stage Assessment Item are identical to the requirements as a Task Assessment Item. Only the scoring differs as shown here.

Scoring

Yes             if there are no more than 2 breaches of the requirements during the stage

No             if there are 3 or more breaches of the requirements during the stage

See also

Lateral Position is also a Task Assessment Item for some assessable tasks. If a breach of Lateral Position requirements occurs on 1 of these tasks, that breach results in a No for Lateral Position for that task and contributes to the count of breaches for the stage.

Example

Observed behaviour: During an assessable straight drive, the applicant encroaches briefly but unnecessarily into a bicycle lane. Later in the same stage, during a linking manoeuvre, the applicant fails to maintain the desired 1.2m clearance from a parked car. There are no other breaches of the stated requirements during the stage.

Assessment: No is recorded for Lateral Position (Task Assessment Item) for the assessable straight drive because the requirements were breached during that task. However, there have been only 2 breaches of the requirements in total for the stage, so Yes should be recorded for Lateral Position (Stage Assessment Item) for the stage.

Control

Requirements

  • Speeds up and slows down smoothly.
  • When driving a manual vehicle:
    • operates the clutch and gears so the vehicle moves smoothly
    • does not labour or over-rev by selecting a gear too high or low for the speed and situation
    • does not unnecessarily coast in neutral or with the clutch disengaged for more than 50m

Scoring

Yes             if there are no more than 2 breaches of the requirements during the stage

No             if there are 3 or more breaches of the requirements during the stage

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Continue reading the Drive Test Criteria Summary:

1. Overview of the Drive Test

2. Drive Test Procedures

3. Understanding the Assessment Criteria

4. Task Assessment Items

5. Stage Assessment Items

6. Critical Errors

7. Immediate Termination Errors

8. Appendix: Assessable Tasks


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