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Practice Guide - Drill Ten

Normal Straight Stop

Practicing this exercise will help you stop smoothly, such as for stoplights and stop signs.

Drill Ten: Accelerate straight ahead across the parking lot between 15 & 20 mph (shifting into second gear.) Begin to slow down and downshift before you reach the marker. Try to come to a smooth non-skidding stop with your front tire next to the marker.

Figure 10 - Normal Straight Stop

Problems Corrections
Rear wheel skids. Apply less pressure on the rear brake. (Note: Do not release the rear brake if the rear wheel locks up & keep head & eyes up.)
Overshooting marker. Begin slowing and braking sooner.
Front wheel locks up. Release the front brake immediately. Keep head & eyes up.

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