September 2017 Spaces available!!

After 7 weeks off for a well earned rest over the summer I will be back on the road in September. I have a few spaces in my diary so if you want a few more lessons or know anyone else who wants lessons, please get in touch.



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The Honest Truth - Road Safety Themes

May saw the launch of campaigning against the use of phones whilst driving, while June's theme is alcohol and driving. A simple message - DON'T DO IT!! Check out the Honest Truth Website


Fit to Drive?


Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a clear taboo, not least because it carries a hefty penalty. Many drivers though take to the road whilst unfit due to a bad cold or flu, with sneezing implicated in road accidents resulting in various penalties.


According to an AA/Populus poll of 20,000 AA members, a fifth of drivers will drive whilst unfit through a cold or flu.

Driving while suffering in this way can cause problems with concentration and reaction time.

Sneezing can be a major issue, not least as if you sneeze at 70mph you are effectively driving blind for 70 yards – or further if you sneeze more than once in succession.

Sneezing has been implicated in road accidents. For example a lorry driver was jailed for four years for causing death by dangerous driving and a woman was cleared of careless driving after a car accident that left one man injured.

If you think you are about to sneeze you may well try not to and as a result suffer from being distracted and even find you’re driving straight into the vehicle in front.

You may be suffering from a headache, runny nose or perhaps pain around your face or eyes, all issues that can affect your level of concentration.

Cold and cough remedies can also cause issue with your reactions – they may make you drowsy and behave similar to being drunk.

As Edmund King, AA president, commented: “People will still need to drive when they are unwell but they should be aware of the added dangers and adapt their driving accordingly.”

People must be responsible for their actions when driving and if you are feeling so ill that you believe you’re concentration or reaction times will be severely affected then it is best you find an alternative way of traveling or have someone else drive you.

Your health needs to be optimal when driving and yet many motorists risk a car accident, either through driving whilst suffering from such as a cold or flu or even because their  eyesight has deteriorated so much since they took their driving test.

The issue is, it’s not just your own life you are risking but those of others too. You are also risking a hefty fine, penalty points on your licence and potential increased costs for your car insurance.

Driving whilst unfit in any way simply isn’t worth it.


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Tyre Pressure symbol

Do you know what this symbol means?


Contrary to what some people think, the symbol above is not to indicate that your car's engine is overheating, that its brake pads need replacing or that there is a cattle grid in the road ahead.
But those were some of the answers given in a survey of more than 5,500 motorists. In fact, only 49 per cent of those in the survey correctly identified it as a tyre pressure warning symbol.
The study, carried out by Kwik Fit, was in response to an EU ruling that makes tyre pressure monitoring systems mandatory in all new cars from this year. With the company's research also revealing that 68 per cent of cars on UK roads have under-inflated tyres, it stresses that motorists must understand what the symbol means if it is to be of any use.
Roger Griggs, communications director of Kwik Fit, said: "Under or over inflated tyres are a significant safety risk, causing handling problems, reduced grip and longer braking distances. As well as being a safety concern, driving on the wrong pressures results in a drop in fuel efficiency and increased tyre wear, placing an additional financial burden on motorists."
Visit the Kwik Fit website to test your knowledge of common car symbols in its online quiz.

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