For many motorists, taking the driving test is but a distant memory, and all those skills carefully honed years ago have become very rusty. This video gives both the learner driver and the seasoned motorist easy to follow tips about making a three point turn in the road safely and smoothly.
In the driving test the examiner asks you to "turn the car round to face in the other direction using both forward and reverse gears, trying not to touch the kerb while turning". So it's all about proper use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes and steering. You will not be penalised if you do a five or seven point turn in a test, so long as you stay calm, keep looking around throughout the manoeuvre, show good observation, and be aware of other road users.
Make sure the place is safe, lawful and convenient. Set the accelerator, select first gear, find the biting point, check all around to ensure it is safe to move, release the handbrake, move off slowly and steer quickly to the right, with a full right lock. Squeeze the clutch down, steer back to the left, brake gently to stop, and put the handbrake on. Set the accelerator, select reverse gear, find the biting point, Look around to check all is clear. Release the handbrake, and move slowly back, steer quickly to the left, with a full left lock. Squeeze the clutch down, steer back to the left, brake gently to a stop and put the handbrake on. Set the accelerator, select first gear, find the biting point, look around to check all is clear, release the handbrake and move off slowly. Steer quickly to the right with a full right lock. Make sure you don't mount the kerb. If you are too close, stop and do more turns as before.
With everything in the right order and good observation throughout, you've turned the car round safely, smoothly and under control.