One of the biggest problems that I find that pupils have is when to check mirrors and why, so I thought that I would post a  simple step by step guide.

We should check mirrors to assess whether it is safe to carry out a manoeuvre.

  1. Is there anything to the side of me that will stop me turning left or right?

A simple guide for when you should check your mirrors.


D - Before and after any direction change

O - Before overtaking

S - Before signalling

S - Before and after a speed change ( accelerating or slowing down )