Training Sheet 10

Meeting, Crossing the Path of, and Overtaking OtherVehicles, Allowing Adequate Clearance for Other Road Users and Anticipation



                     Meeting Traffic                                           Overtaking

pst 10 meeting

  pst 10 overtake and hold back

What Is It

A Combination of driving aspects.

Meeting Situations - Meeting oncoming Traffic and parked vehicles

Crossing In Front of Traffic -

Adequate Clearance - The distance from cars in front, as well as stationary vehicles, cyclists, horses etc

Anticipation - What may happen........ NOT What IS happening!!

Where Do I Do The Briefing?

 This is done at the test centre

Common Faults

The Pdi going into subjects not on the pst.

Staying quiet on overtaking until its too late

Not doing enough commentary for Anticipation

Not giving focal points for adequate clearance or crossing


The ADI part 3 marking form

•             Coaching skills

•             Client-centred learning

•             Dealing with errors quickly and effectively

•             Lesson records and reflective logs

•             Choosing a pupil

•             How to help the pupil adapt to (and include) the examiner on the ADI part 3

•             Choosing and adapting the lesson goals

•             Risk management

MSM routine:

The MSM routine needs to be related to the subject matter. The MSM
should link with those topics and not on the approach to junctions etc.


This exercise should be applied, so far as possible, on roads which have
standing vehicles, so that judgement (and guidance) are needed about waiting for
oncoming traffic which is met. Priorities and the link with anticipation should also be

Crossing the path of approaching vehicles:

The PDI should deal with the selection of a
safe opportunity to turn right across approaching traffic avoiding causing the approaching
vehicle to slow, swerve or stop. As with all PST’s safety takes priority and great care must
be taken especially when selling the threat.


Overtaking should be tested wherever practicable however on occasions
there may be few opportunities to do so. In those circumstances it would be acceptable
for the trainee to test this aspect by asking suitable questions to assess the pupils
knowledge. One question would not be sufficient so it is important that the examiner can
follow up any feedback with relevant supplementary questions to ensure that “overtaking”
can be tested satisfactorily.

Adequate Clearance:

In this part of the exercise the PDI should be expected to deal with
margins of safety when passing stationary vehicles and obstructions.
Following behind other vehicles: When covering this part the PDI should explain the
need to allow adequate separation distances when on the move and when pulling up
behind vehicles in queuing traffic. The ‘pupil’ could quite properly ask questions on overall
stopping distances.

Anticipation of the actions of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians:

This aspect should be covered by the PDI dealing with forward planning and anticipation for the actions of
other road users to suit the varying road, traffic and weather conditions. At no time should safety be compromised when trying to test cyclist or pedestrians in particular.



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