Hello! This week we’re going to start with a Highway Code rule:
205 –There is a risk of pedestrians, especially children, stepping unexpectedly into the road. You should drive with the safety of children in mind at a speed suitable for the conditions.
Stating the obvious
Sounds obvious, right? Well, before you start groaning and rolling your eyes, have a look at this:
(Don’t) phone a friend
Ping…another message from Facebook has just popped through and you’re desperate to have a look at it. Will it be a mate ‘liking’ your latest post? Will it be a message from one of your besties inviting you to a party?
Have you ever been so into a conversation that you’ve completely zoned out? You know, your mates call and start gossiping about the fortunes of some minor celebrity or who got off with who at the weekend. Maybe that’s just my life, I don’t know.
Anyway, the point I’m making is that you get so absorbed in the chat, that the hazard warnings your brain receives from your eyes are ignored.
We’re going to kick off this week’s blog with a question: ‘Do you listen to music in your car?’ If you do, is it because you fancy a bit of company? Or do you just like the adrenaline boost of a few bangin’ tunes* while you’re driving?
First experiences of driving
My first experiences of driving were on our family holiday in France or Spain, go-karting. The most exciting place was racing on the main go-kart track adjacent to the famous Le Mans 24-hour circuit in France. I normally did OK and sometimes beat my dad who can be very competitive!
Have you recently passed your motorcycle test? Have you thought about any further training? Perhaps you’ve been riding for many years without any formal training? Well, the enhanced rider scheme (ERS) might be for you!
ERS offers both experienced and new riders the opportunity to enhance their skills under the tuition of professionally qualified motorcycle instructors.
If you’ve read this blog before you’ll know we’re all about giving you tip-top advice. So carrying on in that great tradition, we’d like to talk about drink driving and how it can affect your career, your life and the lives of other people.
You may have noticed that the schools have gone back. Yes, the tell-tale signs are all there: stressed parents bundling their kids into the car, an increase in rush-hour traffic and the reappearance of school buses that stop in odd places to pick up and drop off their young passengers.
Hello! Well, we’ve been away on holiday for a while, but now we’re back with more great advice to help you stay safe and enjoy your driving.
This blog is all about sunglasses. You might be wondering what sunglasses have to do with safe driving – you just stick them on when there’s a bit of dazzle and earn additional ‘I look cool points’ into the bargain? If only that was all there was to it!