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The Safety Tip Adviser – Driving On Wet Roads

The Safety Tip Adviser – Driving On Wet Roads

With the winter having come to an end and the spring beginning, we find ourselves faced with having to drive on wet slippery roads more frequently. While most of us use caution while driving on wet roads, many drivers treat it as regular driving conditions. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year nearly one million vehicle accidents occur on wet road conditions. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of driving on wet roads, it is possible to reduce the factors that lead to such accidents. Here are some of the best safety tips available to reduce those risks.

Slow down: It is better to drive slow and safe than fast and reckless. As you decrease your speed, your tires tread that contacts the road service increases. If at all possible, avoid trying to pass other vehicles as this could cause a reaction or over reaction.

Maintain a safe distance: You should not stay too close to the vehicle in front of you when the roads are wet. It takes about three times longer to brake on wet roads than it does on dry roads. Keep more than two vehicle lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Know how to recover from a skid: If your vehicle does skid, remember not to slam on the brakes. If you have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Instead, apply firm, steady pressure to the brakes and steer the vehicle in the direction of the skid.

Properly maintain your tires: Improperly inflated tires not only adversely affect your gas mileage, they also affect your vehicle’s handling. Tires that are properly inflated and well maintained can cut through water and keep traction better than worn or bald tires. Check your tires condition and air pressure on a regular basis.

Be careful at intersections: Accidents occur most frequently at intersections. When approaching an intersection, exercise caution during wet road conditions. Although you may be approaching slowly, other drivers around you may not be so cautious. Intersections are often made more dangerous by frequent oil spills making the stopping surface more slippery.

Try to avoid aquaplaning: While driving in wet conditions, your tires must cut through the water to maintain contact with the road. If you are traveling too fast and there is too much water on the road, your vehicle may start to ride on top of the water which is a condition called aquaplaning or hydroplaning. You can avoid aquaplaning by keeping your tires properly inflated, maintaining deep tire treads, slowing down and driving on the tracks of the vehicle in front of you.

As drivers, we all need to change our mindset and techniques when driving in wet road conditions. Wet roads lead to slipping, skidding and aquaplaning, all of which can cause vehicle damage, personal injury or even death. By taking a few precautions and by using wet road driving techniques, we can hopefully avoid ending up soaking wet on the shoulder of a highway waiting for a tow truck, or just like many other safety tips, this safety tip could save our lives.

Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous.

How to Choose a Driving School in Syndney, Australia?

How to Choose a Driving School in Syndney, Australia?

Driving is an important skill to acquire for a lifetime. So before you invest time and money in it, it is important to understand the things you need to pay attention to and get answered before enrolling in a driving school.

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Driving is an important skill to acquire for a lifetime. So before you invest time and money in it, it is important to understand the things you need to pay attention to and get answered before enrolling in a driving school. If the driving school is not up to the mark, you could land in trouble. For example, it is important to check if they have a public liability and professional indemnity insurance, or if they are involved in legal issues or people/learners have had bad experience with them. Let’s look at a few things you need to check with the driving School before enrolling:

These are crucial questions that you need answered by the Driving School you intend to join. Driving is a skill, no doubt. But it is also about following road safety and road rules. So don’t overlook that. If there are rules that apply to you, there are rules that apply to the Driving School and the Driving Instructor too. So make the right choice in getting trained from the best school possible. So that you enjoy the learning experience even more!

Essential Interactive Guide For Those Preparing To Take Their Driving

Essential Interactive Guide For Those Preparing To Take Their Driving Theory Test.

When you are on driving vehicles, it becomes your responsibility to avoid some common accidents/hazards. Be aware all time and use your commonsense as soon as possible.

Every person is different and each individual takes different times to accomplish things, so don’t be put off if one of your friend’s or colleague’s pass way before you?ve even if you haven’t started to think about your tests. It’s not a race.

Learning to drive can be very daunting, particularly as learners have to navigate their way around both a practical exam and a not-too-easy theory test too.

The theory test serves up official DSA theory questions – it contains more than 900 of them – letting users study by different topics such as motorway rules, safety, hazard awareness and so on.

The questions generated appear randomly so you can’t just memories the order – like a friend helping you learn but without having to ask them for a favor really. Users can also select just how many questions they want each time, meaning it’s an ideal app to help squeeze in a bit of prep whether you have two minutes spare or half an hour.

There’s also a handy mock test mode so you can see just how well – or how badly – you’d do if you were in the exam hot seat for real. Rather than just giving a score at the end of the exam, the app will show you the right answers and an explanation of why that’s the case. It’s certainly an eye opener.

You can also chart your progress through these tests to see how much better you’re getting as you’re brain absorbs the information.

Here in UK before you can attempt the practical driving test you must pass the Theory test. Pass Your Driving Theory Test by LDC aims to get you through the theory test. The game, if you can call it that, is played with the DS on its side. The questions are on the normal screen and the answers are on the touch screen.

The first, Quick Test, allows you to customize your test by selecting the number of questions you are asked, change the timing options and choose whether or not to include previously correctly answered questions, though it will always ask a mixture of questions from across the 14 categories. Once you’ve answered all the questions you go back to the start to check each answer and, when you are happy with your answers, you tap the finish button. At the end it gives you your mark and percentage, then an explanation of the correct answers, with the option to retry or go back to the Main menu.

All the questions that you could be asked in your theory test are covered, with explanations for the answers too. An easy to use layout and variety of game modes, although limited, are all present.

is an essential interactive guide for those preparing to take their driving theory test. All 1265 official DSA questions are included for both cars and motorcycles, with users given the option to customize a revision schedule to fine tune their knowledge.

Know More About Rally Driving Experience

Know More About Rally Driving Experience

The overall experience of rally driving car is much better. Large number of peoples is there that tell that this driving is much better than any driving in the world. There is large number of things that makes rally driving different from racing driving and as well as more interesting. In racing driving, for example in formula 1 the driver has to drive the car on the same track for some time until the lapses are completed and race is finished, however on the other hand a driver of a rally car has to face road that will not repeat once the driver passes it. There are sharp bends in rally driving where as the bends in normal racing are not sharp and neither the road is harsh which is very harsh in case of rally driving. This is the thing that makes the rally driving more interested.

The only similarity in the rally driving and normal driving is that in both of these driving the driver has to maintain the top position in order to be declared as winner of game. In rally driving the driver sometime has to face heavy mud, ice or stones on the road. The chances of collapse in case of rally driving is less because the cars are probably at a greater distance from each other and in racing driving the chances of collapse is much more as the cars are very close to each other.

The rallying as compare to racing cars are less powerful but the rally cars have much more torque as compare to racing cars and this is mainly because of the reason that the rally cars have engines that are turbocharged. Torque is necessary because it helps the cars to not to slip during ice or slippery roads.

In order to enjoy the experience of rallying you can take your car and can take part in any of several rallies that are organized every where once in a year. But it is necessary that you must be familiar with some of facts about it, otherwise you may destroy your car totally. Many people are there that most of time makes a huge damage to their cars. If you are a fresher it is highly suggested to you to first start at asphalt because the car is much simple to control there and you will learn lot of things that are useful while really driving a rally car.

Police Crack Down On Phone-driving

Police Crack Down On Phone-driving

The Police in the UK are starting a new initiative to crack down on drivers using hand held mobile phones. Latest figures show that the amount of people using a mobile phone while driving has increased over the several years. New figures show the main offenders for the increase are younger drivers aged 17-24 who regularly read and type text messages as well as talking while driving. A recent survey undertaken by Bluetooth Car Kit Direct shows that over 70% of that age group have done so at least once this year, however many do admit to doing it regularly.

Many different answers were given when questioned as to why they committed the offence, however the main response from the male section of the group was down to over confidence or the ability to navigate away from a dangerous situation (if one happened). Many of the females questioned pleaded ignorance to the law’s in place since 2003 and updated in 2007, stating that they didn’t know it was against the law. However the female section did recognise that it was more dangerous to drive while on the phone than when not.

The second highest offenders were the group of 25-34 year olds of which 20% admitted to regularly using the mobile phone while driving but did realise that they were breaking the law. Many of this group would only check a text if they were expecting an important message and would usually leave an incoming call unless important. The last group 35-Over very rarely answer calls while driving and virtually never read texts. Only 5% admitted to using the phone illegally while driving this year, however of this age group questioned over half already used a bluetooth car kit when driving (were discounted from the survey). The rest were unaware of what a bluetooth car kit was, however were very interested when shown a demonstration of how they worked.

Bluetooth car kit direct demonstrated how various bluetooth car kits worked to everybody questioned in the survey. Everybody thought that all the kits shown were very useful and could see the benefits of having one. A lot of people were also surprised how cheap the kits were and they didn’t have an excuse for not using one. John (in the 25-34 age group) stated “The kit i liked was ?34.99 that’s half the price of a fine from the police and without the 3 points, I’m definitely buying one”

The police crack down is due to the large amounts of accidents attended by the police in which a mobile phone was being used. No new powers are being used however police are now more vigilant and are on the look out for phone-drivers. They are also less likely to let the offender off with a warning when caught instead opting for the ?60 fine and 3 points.

Not only are the bluetooth car kits cheaper than a fine, they may also prevent an accident.