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Ascot and Windlesham Driving Lessons for Chertsey Test
Video 1, Green Lane mini roundabout
If you live around Windlesham, Virginia Water, or Ascot you are probably going to take your driving test at Chertsey. There are quite a few tricky junctions in and around Chertsey that you really need to practice before taking your test there. I've created a set of short videos to help show you just a few of these roads and junctions that need extra care and attention. At the Addlestone end of Green Lane, there are two mini roundabouts, it's important you approach the first roundabout very slowly, usually in first gear because you won't be able to check the right hand side of the road until you are almost at the give way line. The roundabout there is very small too so low speed is important. If you are asked to turn left and then right at the second roundabout into Crouch Oak Lane, then stay in first gear all the way through, and be super careful not to move back into the left lane if there are road users there. You should drive in a straight line, turning a sharp right and cutting the edge of the roundabout so you don't interfere with the left lane traffic. What the video so it makes sense. If you have been driving around Windlesham you'll know there aren't any roundabouts to practice on but if you take a short drive to Ascot, take a few laps around the race course to improve and practice your roundabout techniques. Ascot race course is a great place to practice learning to drive around roundabouts, there are 5 there in total and they are all quite different. Even if you are taking automatic driving lessons, you will still need to practice all these junctions around Chertsey.
Video 2, Station Rd, Addlestone
There is a trick here on Station Rd, you may be asked by your examiner to "take the next available turn on the right". There is already a clue in the examiners wording, the word "available". Why would the examiner need to use the word "available"? Probably because there seems to be a choice of right turns, but one of them is a one-way road with "NO ENTRY" signs as you approach, so you need to drive past that road to the next available right turn. If you live and take driving lessons around Windlesham and Ascot there isn't a situation like this one, so make sure you have practiced it before your test. This isn't the only trick, once you take the correct turn on the right, you are then in a one-way road, so you need to know how that feels as you will be driving in a different lane position than normal and how you exit the one-way road is unique too. There aren't any one-way roads in Windlesham to practice driving along, so make sure you head to Chertsey to become familiar.
Video 3, Station Rd to Crouch Oak Lane to Green Lane
Crouch Oak Lane is narrow with speed bumps, so adjust your speed to fit in with the environment. You can practice situations like this around Windlesham and Ascot. Driving along Chertsey Road in Windlesham can be quite difficult due to all the parked cars and narrow roads. If you are around Ascot or Sunningdale, take a drive through Sunninghill Village to get practice in meeting situations with narrow lanes.
Video 4, Pound Rd (Free Prae Rd) onto London Street
This junction needs to be treated with care and extra attention, be sure who you are giving way to and creep slowly until you can see it is safe and clear to go. Make sure you thoroughly check the left hand side traffic before committing to pull out and if you can't see, then creep and peep. You should be completely competent with how to "creep and peep" before your driving test. Take a drive through Windlesham and take the Hatton Hill Rd, when you get to the Snows Ride end, practice turning left and right at this junction so you can see how pulling out into a blind road needs to be handled. If you are taking manual or automatic driving lessons around Ascot, head to Victoria Rd and practice pulling out onto Brockenhurst Rd. It's a difficult emerge and needs to be taken with care and calmness.
Video 5, London St into Pound Rd (Free Prae Rd)Bookings
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