Author Archives: Pete

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Low Speed Manoeuvring Control

Clutch Control – use the clutch to control the speed of the car (uphill) Set the gas – clutch at the biting point to hold the car still Set the gas – clutch up a little past the biting point to move the car slowly Set the gas – clutch up more to increase speed […]

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Cockpit Drill & Controls

Cockpit Drill Door ——— properly shut – drivers responsibility Seat ———- comfortable position, able to reach controls and clear view adjust seat base, height, rake, head restraint Steering —- unobstructed movement – adjust height & reach Seatbelt —- legal requirement, not twisted, feeds back Mirrors – —-main mirror – rear view- looks closer, anti-dazzle side […]

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Think BIKE

When driving you should ‘Think BIKE’ and look out for cyclists giving them plenty of room. If you hit a cyclist, you can do a lot of damage. You could scratch your paintwork or even dent a panel on your car. Not to mention you may seriously injure the cyclist and damage the cycle. When driving […]

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Winter driving

In Winter, when it is cold & frosty, it is essential to properly defrost your car before setting off. Start the engine, switch the heaters and air-conditioning on for warm air to blow onto the windscreen and into the car. The temperature will increase quickly, defrosting all the windows. Do not leave the car unattended. It […]

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How to avoid road rage

When another driver causes you to take evasive action to avoid a collision: • Stay calm • Accept the fact that drivers make mistakes • Don’t get angry at the other driver – (this is stress you don’t need) • Be happy that you avoided a collision – (say to yourself “well done me”) • […]