Using Dipped Headlights at Night

Don L. Gates

The use of dipped headlights at night is compulsory on all unlit roads. On roads with street lighting, you should use a minimum of sidelights but dipped headlights are better. Don’t make the mistake of relying on ‘daytime running lights’ if your car has them; they’re actually quite bright and […]

Hatched Road Markings

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Modern roads seem to have more and more markings, and they seem to be in an increasingly large range of colours. But what do the hatched road markings (chevrons) mean? Hatched markings are an area of stripes painted across the road, usually painted in white. Their function is to separate […]

Choosing a Driving Instructor

Don L. Gates

Choosing a driving instructor is not a straightforward task. If you are going to pay a driving instructor to teach you to drive, then you should choose with care. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), need to pass qualifying exams and be registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in […]