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The Avoidance exercise is the final speed manoeuvre in the Module One test. It is necessary to reach the required speed in order to gain a pass. The key to this exercise is practice, as it has a number of elements that you should understand prior to attempting it. It is not a case of have a go and see, you will need to be precise in the way to negotiate this exercise. It is generally accepted that 2nd gear is the best gear to use as it gives good acceleration and engine braking. When exiting the curve, accelerate to 35 mph, then throttle off at the first set of red cones. This transfers weight to the front wheel, which aids steering and results in a speed of 32 mph at the speed camera. It is vital to look between the two blue avoidance cones and not to focus on them. After the avoidance, gently steer back towards the stopping area, lightly applying a little rear brake and then when straight and upright, bring in the front brake to use both brakes. Do not use the front brake whilst still turning! A second attempt is generally allowed if you fail to reach the required speed.
In the circuit: 19 mph (30 kph is an advisory speed requirement) At the speed camera: 32 mph (50 kph) – required, speed assessed with speed camera
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