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06 Aug 13 21:36
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Is it okay to drop two gears when slowing down rather than 4-3-2  and stop. Or should i just do the correct thing and drop in sequence?
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Report McNulty August 6, 2013 9:41 PM BST
Report Betfair_billionaire August 6, 2013 9:42 PM BST
It's okay,you don't have to change gears in sequence.
Report judorick August 6, 2013 9:44 PM BST
nothing wrong with a block change, but I think you are expected to slow down on the brake then change down to the gear for the speed

I don't know if engine braking is acceptable though
Report Betfair_billionaire August 6, 2013 10:04 PM BST
Which gear you use depends on your speed and the circumstances in traffic.

Engine braking is accepted,but new drivers often find it difficult.
Report onlooker August 6, 2013 10:10 PM BST
If you are travelling that quick - that you feel the need to drop straight from 4th to 2nd ...

- then the Examiner will probably either want to bail out as soon as you have slowed down sufficientlyHappy ... or have you marked down as a potential 'boy racer' type, who wants to show off that he knows how to 'play the gears'.
Report mikey August 6, 2013 10:14 PM BST
Judoricks answer is correct. Examiners like to see block changing although if you gear down sequentially that is fine as long as clutch is released after each gear change to avoid excessive coasting.
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