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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...

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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...

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MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE

M.S.M MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE M.S.M is the basic routine for driving. Break down M.S.M. Into 5 steps MANOEUVRE= POSITION, SPEED, LOOK = M.S.P.S.L. MIRROR SIGNAL POSITION SPEED LOOK

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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 –...

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Effective use of mirrors

Use mirrors well 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...

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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...

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Manoeuvring tips

1 control the speed of the car 2 look where you are going 3 react to what you see 4 be aware of your surroundings 5 give way to other road users

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Tips on passing the driving theory test.

Preparation • Study “The Official Highway Code” • Learn and understand the rules of the road • Study “The Official DVSA Guide to driving – the essential skills At the test • Read the full question • Read all of the answers • Read the question again, then answer • If...

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How to improve your speed awareness

Speed Awareness Many motorists get caught by speed cameras every day. If you are caught speeding you will receive a fine and penalty points on your licence. This is both inconvenient and costly and could ultimately get you off the road. Speeding can also cause...

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How to avoid accidents in traffic queues

A common accident on UK roads is: a car going into the back of another car at traffic lights or in traffic queues. If you get hit from behind when stationary it can cause you a whiplash injury and damage your car. Even though it's not your fault, it is not a nice...

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How to avoid accidents at roundabouts

One of the most common accidents on the UK roads is a car going into the back of another car on the approach to a roundabout. Don't be the cause of one of these accidents. Here are ten tips on avoiding these accidents. On approach to a roundabout:- 1. Approach at a...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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