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By using the navigation links above, you will find a tremendous amount of advice and tips to help you whilst you are learning to drive. So, be sure to bookmark this page so that you can return to it later on when you have started your driving lessons.
Some useful driving tips to get you started
Reckless driving covers a nunber of motoring offences, ranging from aggressive behaviour behind the wheel to tailgating, driving without due care and attention, driving while disqualified, driving without a licence and driving under the influence. According to one motoring website, reckless driving is responsible for around 25 per cent of road traffic accidents in the UK, with statistics particularly high among new and young drivers .
In fact, the Association of British Insurers claims that 18-year-olds are responsible for around 50 collisions a day on UK roads with young drivers ten times more likely to be killed or severely injured than drivers in their forties. This can be attributed to a number of factors including inexperience and a general lack of awareness about road dangers..
Motorway driving tips
. Use the slip road appropriately. Bring yourself up to speed with vehicles on the motorway before joining the traffic.
. Stick to the inside lane. The inside (leftmost) lane should be used at all times except when it becomes a filter lane for traffic leaving the motorway or you are overtaking. Driving in an outside lane unnecessarily leads to congestion and is inconsiderate to other road users.
. Do not tailgate. Tailgating increases the risk of accidents. If you are tailgating someone look to overtake or slow down. You should always leave a gap of at least two seconds between you and the car in front - this should be doubled in wet weather. If you are being tailgated see if you can move into an inside lane allowing the vehicle behind you to get past.
. Be aware of large vehicles. Lorries frequent the motorway and their drivers may behave differently to you in a regular vehicle. For example when they are travelling uphill they may need to maintain their cruising speed and this may result in them driving close behind you. Also be aware that if two lorries are travelling close together on an uphill stretch it may lead to one pulling out suddenly to maintain its speed. Never dawdle alongside large trucks or HGVs as you may find yourself in their blind spot, which is roughly alongside their cab - if they change lanes without seeing you, you may find yourself having to take evasive action, or worse.
. Check your blind spot. When changing lanes check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder to ensure you have a clear passage. Indicate well in advance and watch out for motorcyclists, particularly in slow or stationary traffic.
City driving tips
. Queue safely. Being hit from behind in slow moving or stationary traffic is one of the commonest crashes in urban areas. Keep an eye on your mirror for approaching traffic, consider keeping your brake lights lit and be ready to use your hazard warning lights.
. Check your speed. Speeding is the number one cause of accidents in urban areas in the UK so respect the limits and take extra care around schools and pedestrian crossings.
. Take care when turning right. If you are turning right using a right turn lane in the centre of the road, check your mirrors before giving way to drivers waiting to turn right out of the road you wish to turn into. Often your vehicle can block their visibility of approaching traffic and so it`s crucial to ensure it is safe before you signal for them to proceed.
. Watch out for pedestrians. If you are turning into a road, pedestrians have right of way. Also be on the lookout for school areas and children running across the road without looking.
. Stick to the two-second rule. Always leave a safe distance between you and the car in front.
. Approach with caution. If you are unfamiliar with a city road system, slow down and take time to absorb your surroundings including the road signs - they are there to assist you. Plan ahead if possible, avoid repeated switching of lanes particularly around roundabouts and at traffic light junctions and keep your wits about you - city driving is notoriously tricky, especially during the commuter rush hour.
Safe driving - some thoughts
As well as sticking to the speed limit, ensure you understand and apply the other rules of the road. Police figures show that those driving at twice the legal alcohol limit are 50 times more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident so never drive under the influence. Don`t drive when tired, don`t use a mobile phone behind the wheel and pull over to tune your radio or read a map.
Driving safely can help you save on car insurance too as most car insurance companies reward drivers with no-claims discounts. There are three insurance options available in the UK - third party, third party fire and theft and comprehensive cover. Third party cover is the minimum level of car insurance required by law, however comprehensive cover, as its name suggests, offers more protection for you and your car and can provide reassurance in the event of a claim. Whatever level of car insurance you opt for, always shop around and compare multiple quotes to ensure you are getting a good deal.