Keep a good lookout well ahead, then on the approach to a pedestrian crossing watch the S.E. to make sure they are carrying out the M.S.P.S.L. in good time, a little verbal encouragement at this stage can help but make sure your level of instruction is not too high

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Use the core competencies as required with verbal help on any faults during the next approach to a pedestrian crossing

A few common faults on approach to pedestrian crossings is not using the mirrors before changing speed, not coming to a stop before the line, moving off at a pedestrian crossing before pedestrians have fully cleared the crossing, incorrect use of the flashing amber at light controlled pedestrian crossings, waving pedestrians across, revving the engine, too fast on approach, accelerating towards the crossing, stopping at a green light, not stopping at a red light or when a pedestrian is about to step onto the pedestrian crossing, stopping at a split zebra crossing unnecessarily, not scanning the pedestrian crossing ahead in good time to see for example if any pedestrians are approaching it in order to anticipate the pressing of the button at light controlled pedestrian crossings or anticipating a pedestrian that may reach a zebra crossing before you reach it, stopping at a red light that is meant for other road users, for example when turning right at light controlled crossroads, the S.E. may not respond to the green light in his own lane when he sees a red light for straight ahead traffic, also turning right and stopping at the red light that is for the traffic to the left of the crossroads

Ask a couple of questions about various signals to establish knowledge, don't dwell too much on the Q & A, get on the road fairly quickly and watch for common signaling faults such as indicating too late or too early, flashing the headlights inappropriately, waving people on or across pedestrian crossings, positioning the car incorrectly thereby confusing other road users as to the direction you wish to go, incorrect use of hand or arm signals and incorrectly done hand or arm signals

When you see any faults make certain to use the core competencies as soon as you are comfortable

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Tip....Watch out ahead for any road signs related to the subject, and ask the S.E. if they have seen them

Tip....Mention School crossing patrols (lollipop people)

Tip....Stay ahead of the game by looking well ahead and spotting the subject early in order to prepare yourself and the S.E. to deal with it appropriately

Read the highway code online

Tip....Ask if they understand the reasons for zig zags at pedestrian crossings and near schools

Tip....Gain understanding from the S.E. that children are likely to run into the road in front of you without looking to see if it is safe

Tip....As you are turning into a road and a pedestrian is waiting to cross don't stop if it is obvious that they are aware of you and they are willing to wait until you have passed

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