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Essential Autumn Driving Advice

Essential Autumn Driving Advice

Summer is officially over and as the seasons change, so do the roads. Here’s a few tips to get you through Autumn… Tyres We recommend at least 3mm of tread for the winter, buy new tyres now before the cold sets in. A patch of wet leaves can be as dangerous...
Hairdressers – this one is for you!

Hairdressers – this one is for you!

Hairdressers? This is one for you ….
It probably won’t come as any surprise to hairdressers and beauticians that news out this week has identified Self-Grooming in the car mirror as one of the most common causes of accidents.
We are a nation obsessed with image, which is all very well in the salon but, apparently, it’s causing havoc on the roads.
We have all seen motorists applying make-up or brushing their hair while stuck in traffic, but to do so while the vehicle is moving is clearly a bad idea. According to an article in The Guardian, in the US self-grooming behind the wheel is a big enough problem for the road-safety group Decide to Drive to issue advice on how to avoid it. In the UK, there’s no specific offence of self-grooming while in control of a motorised vehicle, but it is covered by laws against careless driving.

Drug driving, under the influence of counter drugs

Drug driving, under the influence of counter drugs

Drug driving under the influence  prescription and over the counter drugs could see you breaking the law! You wouldn’t think to put hay fever medication and alcohol in the same category when it comes to driving under the influence, but actually your over the counter...

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Learner driver laws – are you doing it right?

Learner driver laws – are you doing it right?

So just what are the laws that concern you as a learner driver and how do you know if you’re following the rules? Here’s our Learner Driver check list:1) You MUST have a provisional license before you start learning to drive in GB and NI, you can’t start to learn without it.
2) Make sure you are supervised at all times in a car by an ADI qualified/trainee driving instructor or by a friend/family member who meets certain criteria (over 21, qualified in vehicle type and driving for 3 years). To check your driving instructor is up to spec, ask to see their badge. It will be green DVSA badge if they’re a qualified driving instructor or a pink badge if they’re still a trainee.