Skip to main content

MSPSL


MSPSL DRIVING ROUTINE


MSPSL routine is an abbreviation of Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed, Look. At 4front Driving School we encourage our students to use this process to become safe and competent drivers. 
MSPSL is an extension of the old school familiar process MSM (Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre).

You are expected to follow this process throughout your driving test and beyond.

During the process of learning to drive, the MSPSL routine will have been explained to you from day one of your driving lessons at 4front Driving School. MSPSL should be applied on approaching any junction type and applied to other driving situations such as changing lanes and overtaking as well as dealing with traffic lights, crossings and completing manoeuvres. 

During a driving test, the examiner will be expecting you to demonstrate proficiency of the MSPSL routine in a safe, appropriately timed and courteous manner.

Mirror
You should be checking your rear view mirror and side mirrors throughout your Driving, checking your rear view mirror befor braking unless it's an emergency stop. And check your mirrors including blind spots before pulling out, pulling in a much more. Most importantly mirrors come first.

Signal
The signal can be anything from your indicators, brake lights, reverse lights or hand gesture. This is the 2nd phase.

Position
Part 3 is the position of your vehicle to stop, start or complete a manoeuvre, to park, get ready to pull in, get ready to change lanes etc.

Speed
Then it is managing the speed to deal with the situation, control the braking, match the gears to the speed, increase speed, stop.

Look
You still need to look, look around, check for hazards, check your position check for other road users, be observant.

5 stages of the process
M mirror
S signal
P position 
S speed
L look

You need to develop some self discipline to adapt this process naturally into you every day driving routines and become a safe and competent driver.

If you are interested in learning to drive then please call Simon at 4front Driving School on 07905657229
Or visit our website on http://www.4frontdrivingschool.co.uk
You can email 4frontdrivingschool@gmail.com
Or visit our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/4frontdrivingschool

Popular posts from this blog

Paralell Parking

The parallel Park manoeuvre is an important and essential driving skill to learn so that you can park on the street without worrying about curbing your alloys or risking damaging your cars tracking by going in forwards and potentially mounting the curb to get into the space. Most spaces that you come across especially down side roads that don't have drive ways are not big enough to drive forward into a and therefore your only option is to reverse in. At 4front Driving School we want our students to develop a technique that works for them, that they can adapt with confidence and use in everyday life situations. Parallel Parking The parallel park manoeuvre requires you to pull alongside the chosen vehicle you intend to park behind with your left indicator on (if it is on the left) giving your self enough clearance so that you don't come in contact with the vehicle (about half a car door width away). On approach use your MSPSL technique. Try to line up your left door mirro

Pull Up On The Right & Reverse In A Straight Line

What is inevolved in the pulling up on the right manoeuvre? The pulling up on the right and reversing in a straight line manoeuvre was included in the driving test in 2017. The manoeuvre is pretty straightforward. There are three main parts to this manoeuvre:  ● pulling up on the right-hand side of the road,  ●reversing for 2 or 3 car lengths in a straight line and then, ●pulling away safely to rejoin traffic on the correct side of the road. Whilst the Highway Code advises drivers not to park against the flow of traffic, the DVSA notes that there are many real-life situations in which drivers may have to do so. As such, it's important that learners to understand how to perform the manoeuvre safely and correctly.   If you are asked to pull up on the right, it will sound something like this: “Ahead I want you to find somewhere safe to pull up on the right-hand side of the road giving yourself enough room to reverse back about 2 to 3 car lengths back in a straightline keeping reasonab

Climbing and crawler lanes

Climbing and crawler lanes are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake. Be aware of the signs and road markings which indicate the lane is about to end. If you are interested in learning to drive then please call Simon at 4front Driving School on 07905657229 Or visit our website on  http://www.4frontdrivingschool.co.uk You can email 4frontdrivingschool@gmail.com Or visit our Facebook Page at  http://www.facebook.com/4frontdrivingschool