Help, I want to learn to drive

Help, I want to learn to drive

Safe Driving
As a Driving Instructor, I have several enquiries saying - Help, I want to learn to drive. So, I’ve written a blog to help people through the first steps of getting your driving license and starting to learn to drive. Step 1 apply for a Driving License [caption id="attachment_37" align="alignright" width="236"] Buy a Provisional License[/caption] Here are two links to help you apply for a driving license. You can go to your local Post Office and get a Form D1 and fill it in Yourself then Post it to the DVLA. You can also Order your license online. However, some people can start learning earlier at the age of 16 finds out more. However, be sure that you are medically fit to drive before taking lessons things such as eyesight.…
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A short history of Pedestrian Crossing

A short history of Pedestrian Crossing

Safe Driving
This blog is a quick look at the history of the Pedestrian Crossing Pedestrian Crossings In 1934 the pedestrian crossing was introduced by the Minister of Transport, Leslie Hore-Belisha which had Belisha beacons. Flashing amber globes on black and white posts on each side of the road. The crossing is characterised by longitudinal stripes on the road, parallel to the flow of the traffic. Alternately a light colour and a dark one. Although the origin of the name is disputed, it was finally attributed to British M.P. James Callaghan who, in 1948, visited the country's Transport Research Laboratory. They were working on a new idea for safe pedestrian crossings being shown as a black and white design. Callaghan is said to have remarked that it resembled a zebra. It is now the law that motorists give way to…
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Show me Tell me questions

Show me Tell me questions

BTEC Level 2 Demonstrating Safe Diving, Safe Driving
In this blog, I will look at the Show me Tell me questions from the driving test. The Bold questions are the show me tell me questions taken from the DVSA website. The second question is designed to get you thinking about why the questions are being asked 1.      Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working. How does having no indicators affect other road users? Like having no brake lights not seeing a signal can increase the risk of having an accident 2.      Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car, (if you need to switch the ignition on, please don’t start the engine). How does having no brake lights affect other road users? I’m sure that other drivers…
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Why it is dangerous to use a mobile phones while driving

Why it is dangerous to use a mobile phones while driving

Safe Driving
I want to talk about why it is dangerous to use a mobile phone while driving We are hearing about the new law that gives the police the opportunity to give a basic 6 points and a £200 fine for using a mobile phone. But not why it is dangerous to use a cell phone while driving I’m sure the public is getting bored of being told not to use their mobile phone while driving. So, I want to talk about why it is dangerous to use a mobile phone while driving then look at what the Law now actually says. Let’s assume that the Average length of a car is 4.5 meters. That means that at 30 mph, you are travelling at 30 mph you are going at 13.4 meters…
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Changes to the child seat belt Law

Changes to the child seat belt Law

Safe Driving
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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