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Driving Lessons

I like to thank everyone for there kind comments and would like to apologies for my absence from my blog, this was due to illness for the past 6 months. I'm glad to say I'm back working and fighting fit. Therefore if you are looking for a great driving instructor please do not hesitate in contacting me. 

Summer Driving

As summer approaches there aren't necessary the same hazards there are in winter, but there are hazards just the same.
 
There's no point saying to a Police officer you hit the cyclists off their bike because you couldn't see them because of the sun! I assure the Police officer will not be impress. So therefore a setting sun in your eyes while driving is a huge problem and not many drivers think to slow down because they can't see what's ahead because of the sun.

Saving on fuel

I can safely say diesel car is saving me a lot of money.  I just renew my car tax for the year and it only cost £20, where as previous car a Nissan Mica cost £110 for the year.
Also the Micra cost £50 a week for petrol, where as my new Citroen costs £30 per week. Happy days.
 
Here another fuel saving tip only have your roof rack on the car if its needed and make sure you don't carry unnecessary weight in your boot as both can cause you to use more fuel.

Driving in Snow

I was talking to a few people this morning and found out that they really didn't know how to drive in snow as they were skidding all over the place on the snow and ice. Especially on tonights news showed a car in bedded into a house about 2m off the ground.
 
Here are a few tips:
 
First of all you must ask yourself is your journey really necessary? If it isn't then its best to stay at home.
 
Speed, you must reduce your speed, the worse the conditions are slower, you must go, especially as your stopping distances are increased X 10.

New Car

I collected my new car DS3 Citreon. Early days yet at the moment I'm very please with it.
 
I spent the evening going through the manual, only to find on Saturday morning that my new car didn't have the most of the extra features in the manual. But does have a speed limiter and cruise control, neither can be used on UK car test .
 
So far all my students have enjoyed driving it.

Fuel Saving Tips

Another way to save on fuel is to make sure that your tyres are at the correct tyre pressures. In very cold weather your tyre pressure will reduce because of the cold causing more tyre contact with the road, not only wears your tyres down on the outer rim, but as the tyre has more contact with the road, will cause the car to use more fuel to frive it along. Under inflated tyres will also cause your braking to change. Does anyone know if the braking distance is longer or shorter?
 

Saving on fuel

Just recently on the the News they are saying that once again the price of fuel was increasing. Did you know you can save on fuel just by sticking to the speed limits? When I drive the car my fuel consumption is 52-54 mpg. When I my husband drives the car the fuel consumption is 46mpg. My fuel consumption is better because I stick to the speed limits and added bonus is I'm not likely to get a speeding ticket!

Be Safe!

IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSCREEN, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR , DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER, BECAUSE ...EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS. THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. .BE SAFE.

War on the Roads

Did anyone see TV  programme War on the Roads, regarding cyclists and motor vehicles  sharing the same space on the road how it often ended in conflict between the cyclists and the motor driver and the cyclist could often prove that the motor driver was in the wrong as they wearing camras recording any incidents.
 
I certainly teach my pupils to be very aware of cyclists, but cyclists don't always follow the rules of the road! As same as some motor drivers and if a cyclists does make a mistake it isn't a good enough reason to kill them for it.

Cold weather

Cold weather is on its way. Make sure your car windows are clear  of frost before driving off, including your side mirrors. It won't help you if you tell Police Officer after hitting a cyclist or a pedrestion, it was becasue you couldn't see.
 
Be aware of black ice on unsalted roads. Remember you can't see black ice, but a indication might be that you feel the steering wheel feels lighter to turn, which means you should keep your speed down. Over the years I've seen many cars overturned, usually in a ditch and through the hedge and in a field due to black Ice.
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