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Safer Driving Tips – From Our Tutors

 

During our various driving courses, we provide lots of tips and techniques for safer driving. Below are a few to provide an insight into what we cover during our training, which have been provided by a number of our tutors across the UK.

Whether you book a course with us or not, these tips should help you enjoy safer driving.

 

 

Female Security. Always reverse into parking bays and have car keys ready in the hand rather than searching in the bag. Especially in dark car parks at night if traveling alone.
Then lock the door from the inside for extra security.

Rachel Kavanagh – Tutor, Nottinghamshire
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When negotiating a roundabout always look and if possible, make eye contact with traffic coming on from the left, also look where they are steering, don’t rely on signals. Forward planning is forward thinking.

Alan Wilson – Tutor, Glasgow and Edinburgh

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Don’t follow the queue , lead the pack. (On open roads ) – Be a space maker and not a space invader (town driving) – When it’s wet on the floor count to four. (2 second rule).

Paul Coombs – Tutor, Wiltshire

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Never place the vehicle somewhere that the eyes and brain haven’t been first – In relation to entry speed into bends/brows of hills etc. Stopping within the distance that can be seen to be clear.

Graeme Bennett – Tutor, Dundee
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When driving on a motorway, drive in a check board fashion, to provide a 4-way escape route. Only pass a vehicle when you can clear the front of that vehicle, and not end up at the side of it (and in the case of large vehicles – their blind spot).

Kevin Dyas – Tutor, Humberside
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Roundabouts: Look to go, but prepare to stop. Meeting Traffic: If in doubt, chicken out

John Marie – Tutor, London 

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As you cross the white line in front of you, you should be looking in the direction you are travelling. A good driver knows as much about what is happening behind him as they know about what’s happening in front.

Pam Thompson – Tutor, Staffordshire 

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Wondering whether your mental driving state at any particular time is appropriate?

Take a moment to think if everyone around you was to be driving in the exact same style and manner as yourself, at the same speeds with the same separation gaps, what would it be like? If your thinking along the lines of tense or frenzied then it’s definitely time to make adjustments!

 

Wayne Foxall – Tutor, Shropshire 


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