Dry Steering: Allowed or Not Allowed Watch

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Okay. So my instructor says its allowed one book says it isnt another book says sometimes its allowed and im getting

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so does anyone know? can't be avoided cos in the manoevers it comes in handy or driving out from behind a parked car :driver:

who knows.. if anyone ??
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you shouldn't really do it as it puts undue wear and stress on tyres etc.

Best bet is to move forwards really slowly and spin the wheel really quickly. No need for dry steering then.
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I know its a bit wrong but it makes life so much easier!
But do they fail you for doing it?
Hope not...
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its a bad idea but who cares after you pass. Dont do it til you pass your test cos its very bad driving - far too much stress on car. Get into a car without power steering and you will feel it to be real hard.

Listen to Ynox, he gots a good idea
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my instructor says you can fail for dry steering...and has a go coz it wrecks her car.
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Try it in a car without power steering - it's actually quite hard.
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My bro got a minor for dry steering on a 3 point turn, doing it just once, so if u do it once in a manouvre they mite let u off, but dont start a 3 point turn by going full right lock before moving cos that would fail u.
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I was told it was just bad practice. I was as concerned about actually being able to drive as with passing my test, so just didn't do it anyway.
When do you need to do it that's such a big issue if it will fail you?
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Its really not very good for a car at all, and you shouldnt do it, becuase it will cost you in the long term.
- So its right that you learn not to do it.

So weather you'd fail for doing it is irrelvent, just dont do it!


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(Original post by Ynox)
you shouldn't really do it as it puts undue wear and stress on tyres etc.
this method of steering will not do a single thing that has an adverse effect on tyres!

It may put more strain on the rack and pump, but in a modern car i'm sure you would never notice any adverse effects of this.
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It's bad pratice and I would advice you don't do it on a test. Just like someone else has already said; move really slowly and steer quickly.. I passed my test ages ago and I actually avoid dry steering even though there is no-one looking and all that...
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Iv always been told its not allowed and in manoevers and stuff that u jst need to go really slow speedwise and steer really fast if u get what i mean
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