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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 […]

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Flashing Headlights

Flashing headlights is used to alert other drivers of your presence. If another car is flashing their headlights when you are waiting to pull out. This does not mean it is safe to pull out. It is your responsibility to make sure it is safe. Never wave a car out. Do not direct traffic unless […]

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Cockpit check

• Door • Seat • Steering • Seatbelt • Mirrors Doors – closed properly – legal responsible of the driver Seat – adjust – height, rake, headrest, reach to peddles (reach clutch peddle all the way down without stretching) Steering – adjust reach & height Seatbelt – legal requirement. For more info, see “the official […]

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Signal when necessary

Signal before you change direction. Signal your intention in good time to allow other road users time to react. Don’t signal too early. This can be misleading. Before signalling, consider this:- • Is your signal misleading? • Is your signal helpful? • Misleading – don’t signal • Helpful – signal All road users will benefit […]

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Effective use of mirrors

Use mirrors before:- • Changing speed • Changing direction • Signalling Main mirror – change speed Side mirror – change direction All mirrors & blind spot – moving off Mirrors are used in pairs Main & right – moving right Main & left – moving left Check mirrors & blind spot – changing lane Be […]

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Speed Awareness Part II

Speed limit tips 1. Roads with street lights – speed limit 30 mph unless otherwise sign posted 2. When you turn into a new road – if the speed limit changes there will be a sign 3. No sign means – same speed limit 4. When a dual carriage way becomes a single carriageway – […]