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GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR: THE GLASS

The glass in our cars serves a number of purposes to further the safety and comfort of the occupants. The most obvious is the taking and giving of information. Windows allow us to take in information such as signals from other road users. And they allow those other...

DRIVING HACKS: OIL

Engine oil is a substance comprising of base oils which are enhanced with anti-wear additive plus detergents, dispersants and, for multi-grade oils viscosity index improvers. Engine oil is used for the lubrication of internal combustion engines and proper oil care is...

Driverless Cars: The Driver

What about driving in a driverless car? If you remember, last month we spoke about the different stages of CAVs. All the way up to stage 4 someone is expected to be able to drive the vehicle. The situations in which someone is expected to take over and drive aren’t...

Assessment criteria: Use of speed

Expected outcome / competence Safe and reasonable progress should be made along the road bearing in mind the road, traffic and weather conditions and the road signs and speed limits. The vehicle should be able to stop safely, well within the distance you can see to be...

Turning the vehicle around

Overview: To know and understand how to turn your vehicle around on the road Aims: To be able to safely turn your vehicle around on the road, if no roundabout or side street is available. Objectives To be able to turn your car safely in the road Whilst it is often...

CAR DOORS: MORE THAN JUST A DOOR

The doors on your car provide for the entry and exit as well as security of the vehicle. Their shape and method of opening are all part of the overall styling of the vehicle. They are also a part of the passive safety of the vehicle, in a number of ways. For example;...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 97, 99

Rule 97 Before setting off. You should ensure that you have planned your route and allowed sufficient time clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner you know where all the controls are and how to use them before you need them....

DRIVING HACKS: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

When we learn to drive...we learn to drive. We don’t necessarily learn about our car and how to keep it in tip-top shape. At driving-pro we try to arm our students with as much knowledge as possible but we understand it can be hard to remember everything, that’s why...

DRIVING HACKS: GET TO KNOW YOUR DASHBOARD

Do you know what all the lights on your dashboard mean? We’re not saying you have to have a mechanic’s level of knowledge when it comes to your car but understanding the basics can really help. The lights on your dashboard tell you what the cars doing and they’ll also...