Author Archives: Peter Bowen-Davies

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HAZARD GAME

Be observant while driving, call out: – • Hazards in the road ahead. • When there are many hazards, Prioritize hazards. • Call out the main hazards (the hazards that will affect you the most) A Hazard is an avoidable danger or risk. (anything that may cause you to change speed or direction) Play the […]

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SPEED LIMIT GAME

Be observant while driving, • Every time the speed limit changes – call out the speed limit – check your speed. • Every time you turn into a new road – call out the speed limit – check your speed. Play the speed limit game to improve your speed awareness.

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Rural roads

Hazards on rural roads • Sharp bends • Slippery road surface • Flooded roads • Pot holes • Debris in the road • High hedgerows • Narrow roads • Pedestrians in the road • Wild animals in the road • Farm animals in the road • Horses and riders in the road • Slow moving […]

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Turning right safely

When turning right, give way to oncoming traffic. When you turn it’s your responsibility to make sure it’s safe. Safe means you can turn without causing any other road user to change speed or direction. If the car in front of you turns right, this does not mean it is safe to turn. Do not […]

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Driving etiquette.

• It is polite to wave, thanks to drivers for giving way • Wave to acknowledge the thanks. • Give way to oncoming traffic when the obstruction is your side of the road. • Give way to uphill traffic. • On single track roads pull in to a passing space on the left to allow […]

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Rush hour driving

Stay safe in heavy traffic. When you are in a traffic queue the traffic may suddenly stop. Keep your eyes on the road. Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front. There may be traffic waiting to join the queue from a side road. If the traffic is crawling it’s OK to […]