Changes to the child seat belt Law

Changes to the child seat belt Law

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Here I to talk about the changes to the child seat belt law. Here are some changes to the child seat belt Law, children must usually use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight. Height-based seats Height-based seats are known as ‘i-Size’ seats. They must be rear-facing until your child is over 15 months old. Your child can use a forward-facing child car seat when they’re over 15 months old. You must check the seat to make sure it’s suitable for the height of your child. Only EU-approved height-based child car seats should be used…
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Dealing with Emergency Service Vehicles

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Dealing with Emergency Service Vehicles Loud lights and flashing blue lights warn us of emergency service vehicles  responding to a call for help. We can help by knowing what to do when they are coming through. First of all keep calm and give yourself time to plan, turn any music off so you can hear the siren better. Then start looking for somewhere to pull over and stop. Use your indicators so there is no risk of confusing other road users as to what you are planning to do? Position on the road Try to stay off kerbs pavements and verges, remember that emergency service vehicles come in different sizes so try to give them room. Remember you must try to stay safe and legal at traffic lights. The emergency…
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Traffic Calming Methods

Traffic Calming Methods

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In this blog, firstly I want to think why we use traffic calming methods. I can think of the need to reduce speed in high-risk areas such as shopping areas or schools. As we reduce the speed the chances of a pedestrian surviving an accident is greatly increased. As a by-product, the noise of vehicles and the volume of traffic can be reduced. When this has been achieved there, should be a reduce chance of accidents which is always a good thing. Now to look at the different types of traffic calming methods To start with the speed limit can be reduced to 20mph. This I have seen in market places and school Zones. Where this is introduced there will be road signs, unfortunately, this is not always enough. So,…
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