Conflicting instruction from trainers

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17/02/2012 at 14:43

I've been training up to be an instructor since November (can only do 1 day a week) and I've noticed some instructors tell a student to do a final lifesaver before turning left or right at a T-junction while others have said if you have already changed your position there is no need for a life saver at this point. There is good reasoning behind both of these methods.

What do you guys practice or teach and why?

17/02/2012 at 19:58
I had different instructors when I took my test (in 2006).

One of the instructors commented on the fact that I did lifesavers before turning left or right at a junction (which I was under the impression that you were supposed to do). He said I didn't need to do them, but that my doing them wasn't a problem since it didn't affect my ability to ride the bike and carry out the required manoeuvre.

None of the other instructors commented on it.

I'm not sure what the 'official line' is though.
19/02/2012 at 12:28
Cheers mate, thats pretty much the same as I've heard!
25/02/2012 at 21:37

I always do them, in face, I even do them in the car. They do what the title suggests.

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