Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian
Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian

POM - Prepare Observe Move


Prepare the car to move off, clutch down select 1st gear, set the gas, smoothly move the clutch up to the bite point, keep your feet still.


Observe - look in your passenger side door mirror, main mirror, road ahead, driver side door mirror and then look into your driver side blind spot.


Move - as you look forward release the handbrake and smoothly raise the clutch, while gently pressing the gas pedal.

Normal driving position - Steer your car to a safe position away from the kerb, your normal driving position should be about 1 metre from the kerb.

MSM - Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre


Mirrors, check your main mirror and then your left door mirror, you must act appropriately on what you see in your mirrors.


Signal, you must signal in good time to let any other road user know what you intend to do, if there is no-one there to benefit from a signal then no signal is needed.


Manoeuvre, you should move your car into a parking position close to the kerb, your tyres should not touch the kerb.

SCALP - Safe Convenient And Legal Place

Take all these things into consideration when looking for a safe place to park your car.

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Areas covered

  • Livingston
  • Broxburn
  • Pumpherston
  • Dechmont
  • Bathgate
  • Uphall
  • Boghall