We all see and respond to road signs every day, but how good is your road signs knowledge?
Sign of the times
Well, our boffins have been looking at the theory test results* and they’ve discovered that learners really struggle to answer questions about ‘signs and road markings’.
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.
(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.
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!
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.
Chariots of beer
Picture this: You’re on a night out with your mates, and you’re the ‘designated driver’ – the guy/girl who’s bravely decided to stick to mineral water while everyone else is downing pints.
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.