Source: Department of Transport Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties under new measures announced today (5 June 2013) by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond. The changes will give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving, giving them greater flexibility in dealing with less serious careless […]
Monthly Archives: September 2014
The Real Cost of Cheap Driving Lessons
Cheap driving lessons? Prices of lessons vary considerably. The length of lesson (the length of lesson can vary between 45 minutes and a full hour) where you live is also relevant. It’s unlikely you can get lessons for less than £20, and some schools charge up to £28. Please remember, the cheapest may not be […]
Are Intensive Driving Courses any Good?
Certainly they work for some people but for others an intensive driving course (or crash course) is too intense! It will depend very much on the individual. But remember it’s not a short cut. You still have to learn the same amount. I would suggest that to gain the best from learning that you allow […]
Don’t Get Ripped Off when Booking Your Theory Test
DO NOT BOOK ANY TEST THEORY OR PRACTICAL WITH ANY OTHER SITE OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL www.gov.uk GOVERNMENT WEBSITE. YOU CAN GET CLEAN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT LINKS TO BOOK YOUR THEORY & PRACTICAL TESTS HERE Please Do NOT be fooled by the theory or practical test booking services that appear in the sponsored listings in a […]
How to Drive on Ice and Snow
The basic rules in the video clip apply now as they did then. With the weather changing for the worst and the snow causing disruption on the roads. The residents of Cambridgeshire would think that all drivers would be prepared and go into winter driving mode as soon as snowflakes begin to fall from the […]
Why is Defensive Driving So Important?
As we enter into this topic, take a moment to think about a situation where you noticed another vehicle driving very poorly. Maybe they were swerving, speeding, or doing something as simple as not using their indicators. Now think about how you reacted, or how you would want to react if you were driving near […]
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Wow! Look at that bird perched in the tree! Not while you are driving you don’t. It is inevitable things will catch you eye while behind the wheel, but paying too much attention to anything not related to driving can not only be dangerous, it can be deadly. A vast majority of vehicular accidents occur […]
How to get a Short Notice Driving Test
Getting a short notice test is achieved by making use of existing previously booked driving test cancellations appointments. For example, if a test candidate is not ready for or unable to take their driving test they may cancel it and rebook a later appointment. Every day there are thousands of these cancellations being made available. […]
Driving Test Data Shows a Big Decline in Collisions Over Past 5 Years
Research by Intelligent Car Leasing reveals that driving tests are showing an overall decline in collisions with other vehicles over the past 5 years. Intelligent Car Leasing gathered data on the number of collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians in driving tests over the past 5 years (and first quarter of 2014). This ranged across […]
Faster is Safer?
A two-year experiment by the Danish Road Directorate shows accidents have fallen on single carriageway rural roads where the speed limit was raised. Accidents have also fallen on motorways where the speed limit has been increased. Since the speed limit on some streatches of two-way rural roads was increased from 80 to 90 km/h (50 […]