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When not to indicate

A frequently asked question by learner drivers is whether they should indicate before or during an emergency stop. The answer is no. In a real-life emergency stop, a driver will not have time to indicate, plus you must have two hands on the steering wheel to maintain full control. If you were to indicate intentionally during the emergency stop, you would likely fail your practical driving test. After the emergency stop however, you may indicate your intentions to move off. Remember, when you’re ready to proceed, ensure you perform all the correct observations as the emergency stop may have resulted in your car being stationary in the middle of the road. If this is the case, look into your left blind spot as well as your right one before moving off.