COCKPIT DRILL


D = DOORS

S = SEAT

M = MIRRORS

S = SEAT BELT


The above routine is to make sure that you the driver can
reach and operate all the controls safely and effectively.

DOORS


As a driver it is your responsibility to ensure the vehicle is
secure and safe before moving away. Check all the doors
are closed.
SEAT

The law states that you the driver should be seated in a position
that you can control the vehicle and reach the pedals and have
a proper view of the road.

Your head restraint should be adjusted correctly to prevent you from
whiplash injury in the event of having to stop quickly.


STEERING

You should be able to move your hands around the rim of the
steering wheel without catching your hands on your knees etc.

When driving remember your hands will follow your eyes,
so look where you want to go !

       Steering video


MIRRORS

These are important that they are set up correctly.


INTERIOR MIRROR
:- Flat glass gives you a true image, the one we judge speed and distance of vehicles behind.. You should not touch the glass as this could leave marks which may distort the image behind.

There is a normally a switch underneath the mirror this adjust the mirror to take an image off of the roof of the car when night driving and someone's lights are dazzling you. This is called the anti-dazzle switch.


SIDE MIRRORS
:- Convex glass and makes the image look further away. Adjusted so you can see the horizon through the middle and rear of the car. These are used to make sure there is nothing coming up either side of the Vehicle.

SEATBELTS

It is important that you and your passengers are strapped in the car.

So make sure when you apply your belt that there are no
twists or turns in it.

The driver is legally responsible for passengers
under the
age of 14
to make sure they wear a seat belt.

"Tell all your mates to BELT UP before you drive away."



Handbrake (Parking Brake) & Neutral

You should first check the handbrake is applied and that no gear is selected (the car is in neutral)

This is also referred to as "precautions before starting the engine".