Dealing with Railway Crossings and Tramways

Dealing with Railway Crossings and Tramways

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In this blog, I will talk about how we are expected to use Railway Crossings and Tramways. To start with I want to talk about railway crossing. As drivers need to be aware when dealing with railway crossings is that when approaching or using the crossing you are not allowed to overtake, park near a crossing. {HC291) Drivers need to take care of different types of crossings those with overhead electric power cables, controlled and uncontrolled crossings. Lastly, I’ll look at what to do if you were to breakdown on a crossing. Overhead Electic power cables Extra care needs to be taken if you are driving a vehicle that is tall or has ladders sticking up because if any part of the vehicle should touch the electrical cables and thy…
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Know your traffic signs and signals

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To start with when we are looking at your traffic signs and signals. Be aware they come in different shapes, sizes and colours. So, when we look at the traffic signs and signals they come in 3 different shapes circle triangle and rectangle. Circles are orders or positive information. Triangles are warnings and finally, rectangles are information.  When we look at lights they help control the flow of traffic. Circle signs Look at the different signs that to be seen in the highway code under the Heading of Orders. I’m sure some most people reading this blog are familiar with the speed limit signs. No Entry and Parking Restriction signs as shown I wonder how many people know the difference these cycle signs and observe what they say.   Do you…
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How to plan a Journey considering time and cost

How to plan a Journey considering time and cost

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I want to plan a journey Hi on my last blog I talked about different road users. We commented on the different road users from pedestrians through to coaches and trains. Now I want to discuss the idea of planning a journey. I realise that people from all over the UK might be reading this post. However, I live in Boston Lincolnshire. So, I’m going to talk about how I would plan a journey from Boston Market Place to Lincoln Castle Now I think we need to look at the different forms of transport we could use to travel to Boston and Lincoln. I don’t expect my readers to beware of the different choices. So how can you find out? In these days, I would expect you would use your…
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Risk of having an accident while using the road

Risk of having an accident while using the road

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Risk of having an accident In my previous blogs, I talked planning a journey. Now I want to talk about the risk of having an accident to start with how do you think the time of day changes the chances of having an accident. Would affect the risk would driving early in the morning, late at night or mid-day change the risk of having an accident. I think so because the diver's attention and level of concentration can be at different levels.  There are many things that perhaps it's worth talking about other different causes of an accident while driving. Types of Vehicle Now let's think about how we were going from Boston to Lincon Castle. We could be using a car or even a Motorcycle which I didn't mention…
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The Different Types of Road Users

The Different Types of Road Users

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The Different Types of Road Users Today while I was driving and teaching I started to think about the different Types of Road Users.  So how much would it cost to use them? Initially, I came up with Pedestrians Cycles and Cars So, I have created this blog to discuss the Different Types of Road Users we have available, the different expenses and why we would use these different types. I would be interested if readers would add comments to see if they agree or disagree with me. Being a Pedestrian is cheap but takes time travel from one place to another. Cycling is a little bit more expensive because you need to buy a bike however there is still a limit as to how far you can travel in…
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