How to Three Point Turn

A three-point turn is a type of driving technique that takes place during a driving exam. The examiner asks the student to turn the vehicle around. Remembering how to three-point turn a vehicle can be a nerve wracking experience for many people. The only way for doing this is to get plenty of practice before the big day. Here is how it is done, follow the directions.


The first thing to remember when doing this is to check the traffic around before the vehicle slows. This means to check the traffic in front and behind and checking any blind spots. Only then, you should pull over and stop.

Three Point Turn

When is important to turn on the signal before slowing down, don’t do it if there are vehicles waiting come together from side roads or driveways. Only turn on the signal when you have passed this situation.

Gradually slow down as you approach the curb and change the gear to a lower one. Avoid coasting with your foot on the clutch. Once you stop, make sure that you are parallel to the curb nor exceeding a space of one foot from it. In case there is no curb, then stop far away from the part of the road having traffic. Make sure that you don’t block any entrances or traffic.

Before turning, always check your mirrors and blind spots. If necessary, wait until the road is clear. Always remember to check the traffic in both directions while turning and turn on your left signal before beginning to turn.

With a combination of slow and smooth movements and the steering wheel sharply turned to the left, move to the far left side of the road. Stop there and engage the reverse gear.

At this point, the steering wheel should be turned sharply to the right. After observing the traffic and signaling correctly, reverse the vehicle facing it in the new direction before stopping last time and shifting gear to move ahead. While the entire road is to be used to make a three-point turn, don’t reverse over the shoulder or edge of the road, nor into the curb. Check the traffic around before increasing the speed and merging with the normal traffic.