A video of a nervous motorist repeatedly failing in a parallel parking manoeuvre has gone viral on the internet - highlighting one of the most common problems faced on the roads. Drivers of all levels of experience can run into trouble when trying to park between two cars, with research suggesting that even those who have held a licence for years can struggle.
If you’ve been learning to drive and have just successfully passed your driving test, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the freedom and opportunities that having a car can bring you. However, getting on to the open road can be expensive, so if you’re looking for your first car you’ll no doubt want to keep prices as low as possible.These are a few suggestions for cars that are both cool and affordable.
Driving in London can be stressful. Our capital is a minefield of bus lanes, cyclists, one-way systems, unobservant pedestrians, parking difficulties, the congestion charge...the list goes on. While public transport within the city is plentiful and frequent, there are times when you'll either have to or want to drive around London. Follow our top tips to make London driving a breeze...
Learning to drive is a milestone many of us want to reach, and for some it is an integral part of life. Being able to drive can provide you with much more freedom than ever before, as well as opening up job prospects.
Whether you’re seventeen or seventy-seven, learning to drive is never an easy task. Being taught how to manoeuvre a vehicle whilst simultaneously taking in the rules of the road can be confusing, and being bombarded with so much information all at once can make things difficult to remember.There are also the initial nerves of sitting behind the wheel for the very first time, and being under such pressure isn’t exactly conducive to learning. Nevertheless, learning to drive can be an incredibly rewarding experience, and we’ve compiled a list of five tips to help you get ready to take your test and get rid of your L-plates once and for all.
Driving can be extremely stressful and some people find it more difficult than others. If you are experiencing fear and anxiety when you get behind the wheel you may be tempted to give up driving all together.Thankfully there are ways to overcome this stress so read through these tips and put the fear aside.
When learning to drive, one of the rules of the road you will likely already be aware of is that hard shoulders are for emergency use only.However, under a new scheme, and in a bid to tackle congestion on some the introduction of “managed motorways” will see the hard shoulder used as an extra driving lane on sections of the M62, M4, M5, M6 and M25.
The road safety charity "Brake" believes it is. They are running a campaign asking drivers to pledge not to touch a drop before getting behind the wheel.The campaign has been launched to coincide with the month long crack down on drink driving by police forces across England and Wales, which will see increased checks on drivers for both alcohol and drugs.
Michelin have commissioned a report by Road Safety Analysis, canvassing the reaction to the proposals suggested in the Department for Transport’s Green Paper on improving safety for young drivers. What’s been interesting is that in some aspects young drivers have shown themselves to be far more concerned with safety than the typical stereotype of the reckless, over-confident teen behind the wheel would suggest.
Like most areas of London, Battersea has its own unique selection of challenges and hazards to be aware of when it comes to learning to drive on the busy city streets. Of course, most driving instructors Battersea plays host to will be well-versed in the area and deliver excellent safety standards, but it is nonetheless important to understand a few of the key locations in terms of what to be on the lookout for.