The most common place that candidates fail the driving test, are at junctions, so having to deal with a T-Junction on a hill adds extra pressure, especially if you have cars behind you who are in a hurry to emerge.
Let me immediately say that when it comes to dealing with junctions during the driving test, your priority must be safety, there is a myth that the examiner will fail you for undue hesitation if you wait for longer than a set period of time at the junction. This is not true. The examiner can see exactly what is going on, and if it is not safe, you should not enter the junction no matter how long you have been waiting or how impatient the vehicles behind you are getting.
Having said that, let's see how you should deal with a T-Junction on a Hill. Now if you have not had enough practicse on your driving lessons carrying out hill starts, then you need to get your instructor teaching you this basic driving skill, as it is the key to successfully emerging at a junction on a hill, and will boost your confidence as a test candidate.
Most T-Junctions on a Hill are closed junctions, which means that you have very limited or no view of the traffic on the major road as you approach, so it is best if you just stop at the giveway line, prepare yourself for a hill start and proceed to emerge once it is safe. Don't try and copy other road users who might not stop, or drive half way into the junction.
Call or send me a text message on 07956233032 if you need to practise dealing with T-Junctions in the Mill Hill, Hendon, Borehamwood areas of NW London.
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