Wait For It…There Is A Parking Space!!

Waiting to pick up or drop off, and parking is not an easy process, as you must look at the road and check the markings before stopping anywhere.  There are rules that you MUST NOT do, and rules that you MUST do, so you have to be aware, or you could incur a fine, or even worse get clamped if …

Simon CalvertWait For It…There Is A Parking Space!!

Round And Round We Go – Approaching Roundabouts

When you approach a roundabout, you need to take in all the information available to you, which can start about 100 meters before you get to the junction on larger roundabouts.  Take note of road signs, traffic lights and markings on the road to get into the right lane early enough. Use your basics, mirror, signal and manoeuvre at all …

Simon CalvertRound And Round We Go – Approaching Roundabouts

Up the Junction! – How To Approach Different Types Of Junctions

Throughout your day on the road driving, you will come across many types of junctions, and you need to be aware and prepared how to tackle each type as you approach them. You should watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, as they are not always easy to see, and if turning a corner, pedestrians already crossing have right of …

Simon CalvertUp the Junction! – How To Approach Different Types Of Junctions

Be Alert And Pay Attention – Road Signs Are There For A Reason!!

Road Signs come in various shapes and sizes, and are categorised into groups.  They are there for a reason, to tell you what to do, to give you direction, or to inform you.  Be alert when you are driving and follow the signs without hesitation, as dithering can cause accidents.  Make sure you follow the direction signs, to be aware …

Simon CalvertBe Alert And Pay Attention – Road Signs Are There For A Reason!!

Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in London And Greater London

The Low Emission Zone was first introduced to the Capital City of London in 2008, and it was designed to encourage the more polluted vehicles using the city to become greener and cleaner.  It is all to do with the emissions from vehicles being measured, and if you fall below, then you may drive through the area without a charge, …

Simon CalvertLow Emission Zone (LEZ) in London And Greater London

Right, Right, Left, Right Left – How To Turn Right

Turning left on a road is not normally a problem as you usually are in the left hand lane or side of a road when driving, and the only things you need to be aware of are pedestrians crossing, and cyclists coming up on your inside.  Just make sure you use your mirrors to check traffic behind, and indicate your …

Simon CalvertRight, Right, Left, Right Left – How To Turn Right

First Aid On The Road – Can You Help?

Unfortunately, on the roads today, you will at some time of your driving life, come across an accident on the road, and you should be aware of the procedures to take when it happens. You do not have to be a First Aider to assist, there are other things non-medical that you can do to help ease the situation.

Simon CalvertFirst Aid On The Road – Can You Help?

Congratulations, You Passed Your Test – Now What Do You Do?

Up until now, you have always had someone experienced by your side when driving, either your driving instructor or a family member taking you out for extra lessons.  Once you pass your test though it all changes, you are on your own, and have to make the decisions yourself. The opportunities that open up to you as a driver are …

Simon CalvertCongratulations, You Passed Your Test – Now What Do You Do?

You Don’t Want Bang, Crash, Wallop – Know Your Stopping Distances!

Many people drive too close to each other, and then when something takes the lead driver by surprise, and they stop suddenly, if you have not allowed enough distance between you, you will drive in to the back of them!  It is not just in adverse weather conditions that you need to keep your distance, but at all times when …

Simon CalvertYou Don’t Want Bang, Crash, Wallop – Know Your Stopping Distances!

Don’t Get Distracted – Look At The Road!

A recent study carried out by an national insurance company showed some amazing results about drivers today.  18% of the time spent driving is not looking at the road where you should be looking!  This was discovered by using eye monitoring equipment during the study whilst watching drivers throughout a normal day.

Simon CalvertDon’t Get Distracted – Look At The Road!