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three-point turn

a turn reversing the direction of motion of a motor vehicle using forward and reverse gears alternately, and completed after only three movements
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While my three-point turns and parallel parking are impeccable, my hazard perception apparently stinks.
Someone who spends all day practising three-point turns, reversing round corners and playing with the gear stick is going to know a thing or two.
Just wait until he gets to three-point turns and reversing around corners.
Brummie Jamelia will squeeze behind the wheel of a Suzuki Alto to practise three-point turns with the 5Day school.
They frequently park in it, over the end, blocking it, and use it for three-point turns which have resulted in damage to the resident's vehicles amounting to some pounds 200 and, needless to say, no-one has left a note accepting responsibility.
Enraged Miah, 23, drove the van up and down the street at up to 55mph doing three-point turns. He then screeched to a halt in the middle of the road, and threatened to "finish off" his captive by driving into a wall.
"We were soon making three-point turns for the sake of good pictures.
"I saw distressed mothers doing three-point turns trying to get their children to school on time.
This week, April, who insists she can drive but "not in the straight line they expect of you", prepares to take her test for the fourth time and finds herself doing more than just three-point turns when she has lessons with her exes.
And the examiner was particularly impressed by her three-point turns. Must be the excellent instruction.'
Now if you fail your test in the North or in Britain, you have to go back to practicing your three-point turns.