Category: Driving News, Views & Opinion

Lane Markings at Roundabouts

Lane markings at roundabouts can often cause confusion rather than helping drivers. Much of the problem stems from an entry in an older edition of the Department for Transport’s ‘Traffic Signs Manual;’ this stated ‘Right turn arrows are best avoided on the approach lanes to a roundabout, other than a mini-roundabout, particularly as they can…
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New Mobile Phone Laws

From March 2022, new mobile phone laws mean that you could face prosecution if you use any hand held device when behind the wheel. This applies not only when you are driving, but also when your are stationary in traffic. The law applies not only to mobile phones, but to any device that can send or…
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Giving Way to Pedestrians

The Department for Transport have made some changes to the Highway Code for 2022; but perhaps the most controversial is the rule about giving way to pedestrians at junctions. Already there is a backlash from drivers about the confusion this is causing. So the question is – when to give way and when not to…
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Changes to the Highway Code

There have been a number of changes to the Highway Code for 2022. The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020, and received more than 20,000 responses from the public, businesses and…
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The New Highway Code 2022

There seems to be quite a panic over new rules announced for the new Highway Code 2022; but much of this is due to misinformation. The claims made by some newspapers are quite simply wrong. What isn’t a surprise however is the names of the papers which are making these claims! Daily Mail The Daily…
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New Highway Code Rules for 2022

Are you ready for the confusion that the new Highway Code rules are likely to bring to our roads (as if there wasn’t enough already)? Most changes have met with approval; apart from the one about giving way to people who want to cross roads. Under the current rules, drivers are already required to give…
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New Rules for Towing Trailers

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that the rules for towing trailers would be changing in November 2021. The changes however were delayed but have now been given the green light. Present Rules Licenses issued before 1st January 1997 If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you can normally drive a…
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Are E-Scooters Legal?

Are e-scooters legal to use in the UK? The short answer is no; not unless you’re using is as part of a trial or you’re on private land. In spite of this it seems that there is an ever increasing number of people whizzing about on them. Many people use them on the footpath, which…
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Stopping at Zebra Crossings

Stopping at zebra crossings is the correct thing to do when pedestrians are waiting; it’s a long established fact in the world of driving isn’t it? The Highway Code states;  look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. There are impending changes to the…
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Cyclists Versus Drivers

Cyclists versus drivers is a battle that has long raged on the roads of Britain; with each blaming the other for causing danger on the roads. No-one knows when and where it started, but what are the arguments all about? “Cyclists have no right to use the road, they don’t pay road tax.” Well that’s…
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