- Make sure you can see 'Tyres on Tarmac' when you stop behind another car
Around Town, Windows Down
- Make use of all your senses
Double your braking distance
- You'll show a warning light for longer and it's kinder to your car
Never overtake a cyclist approaching a junction
Lights on.Be safe, be seen.
- Since Febuary 2011 all new cars should be fitted with daytime running lights DRLs.
- People are less lightly to crash into what can be seen.
- If you don't have DRLs driving on a dipped beam makes you more visible. But remember fog lights are for fog.
Reverse in, drive out.
- Its easier to reverse into what can be seen than to reverse out into what cannot.
- And it will save you €100 a year in fuel because you are maneuvering with a warm engine.
Look up, look out, look below.
- Stretch your line of sight to anticipate the road
- scan the road for hazards and read the road markings and signs out loud.
Watching for hazards
(rollover image to see what the more experienced driver watches out for)
I would like to say a huge thank you to Barry as he was a great instructor and every lesson was beneficial. I felt fully prepared to take my test and was happy to pass it first time, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.