Safe Road Skills and Attitudes BTEC Level One

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
Edexcel BTEC Level One Award and Certificate The qualification presents an incredible opportunity for anyone from the age of 14. To work towards a BTEC qualification Safe Road Skills and Attitudes. Even before they are legally able to drive What are Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications? Our Safe Road Skills and Attitudes qualifications have been designed in partnership with the Driving Standards Agency. First of all the qualification is approved for learners aged 14+ at schools and colleges and are open to all road users. That includes car drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or horse riders. Learners will gain an understanding of the rules of the road as set out in the Official Highway Code. Furthermore, to the impact of their attitudes and behaviour can have on other road users. Why…
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Traffic Calming Methods

Traffic Calming Methods

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
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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Knowing where to expect vulnerable road users

Knowing where to expect vulnerable road users

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
We know that Pedestrians can be vulnerable road users, Why? If we were to think of different road users that are vulnerable I want to first discuss pedestrians. When are they most vulnerable? I’m thinking of when they are crossing roads or walking on the road without footpaths. Now, it is February so it is dark until about 8.30 am and getting dark before 5 pm. Which means pedestrian are walking in the dark or the sun rise to sun set. This means that they are hard to see if they wear the normal dark warm coats especially if they are wearing hats and scarves. They should be wearing a Hi-Viz Jacket or strips so other drivers can see you Now there are other types of pedestrians that can be…
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How to respond to an accident or breakdown

How to respond to an accident or breakdown

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
In this blog, I want to talk and get you to consider respond to an accident or breakdown. First, I will talk about what to do at a breakdown, then talk about what to do at an accident When the car breaks down it is a mechanical fault and unless you are mechanically minded. Presuming you have the necessary tools you will not be able to repair your car. So, you will need to ask for help, there are many companies that are only too willing to help you at a price. It is worth getting your car listed, with one of these companies in case you should breakdown. Click here for more information [caption id="attachment_3659" align="alignleft" width="275"] Icons can be different on different cars[/caption] Sometimes the car will give you…
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Reasons why regular checks for your car are useful

Reasons why regular checks for your car are useful

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
In this blog, I am going to talk about why we need to make the regular checks for the car I use the Mnemonic for Cars of POWER that is each letter of Power has a meaning. P = Petrol or Fuel this check is easy on a car just switch the engine on and look at the dashboard. I know it is simple but I will admit that I have taken my car out for a long journey. Then I run out of fuel because I was not looking to see I had enough fuel. O = Oil now this regular checks for the car is very important. Without the necessary oil, you can damage or destroy your car. There are different oils you can use in a car. On…
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