Category: Advice for Learner Drivers

Flashing Headlights – What Does it Mean?

All cars are equipped with a control for flashing headlights, but when should you use it? Between the hours of 11:30pm and 7am, it is against the law to sound the horn in a built up area. So how do you warn someone? You guessed it; you flash your lights! It is also good practise…
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Avoid Braking on Corners

If you feel the need to use braking on corners, then you have simply approached too fast. Whenever you approach any kind of bend, to turn at a junction or take a curve in the road, your speed should be at its lowest before you enter it. A car is at its most stable when…
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Can I Drive in Bus Lanes?

Bus lanes – can you ever drive in one? It seems that the vast majority of drivers think not. Wherever I drive, I find that many people seem to have a problem with bus lanes. So many drivers avoid them unnecessarily and create long queues in one lane, when two are available. There are many…
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Brake Light Dazzle – a Dangerous Habit

One of my pet hates as the weather deteriorates and the nights grow longer, is having to sit in a traffic queue behind a driver whose brake lights are burning red spots onto my eyeballs. The problem has grown worse since all cars started to feature the extra high-level brake light in the centre. The…
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