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I saw this on my Twitter feed earlier and thought that it may be worth more than a short comment.
There is a feel good factor that we all feel when driving in the extended daylight of summertime. It’s great isn’t it?
This can lead us into a false sense of security.
When the weather worsens we need to remember that stopping distances are unaffected by the extra daylight and drive accordingly.
but this is the reality in Mexico.
In Nuneaton where I work as a driving instructor we have no overhead roads that would benefit from something like this. Our nearest city that would benefit is Coventry. I am certain that many drivers in the UK would like their cities to be recycling plastic, cleaning the air and making the city greener in this manner.
A simple enough message and one that we all know. I came across this tweet earlier which I think gets the message across very well without being gory. Well worth following the link to see the clip.
That’s next week!
I will say, as I have been saying for years, that the motorways would be far safer than they already are if learner drivers could access motorway training from qualified driving instructors.
As you can see in this piece from the government website: Gov.uk the announcement has been made and we can begin the process of making what are already regarded as being statistically the safest roads; even safer.
Anyone who has driven regularly on the UK’s motorway network will be only too well aware that the standard of driving exhibited around you can change from minute to minute. We are all painfully made aware that the vast majority of drivers have had no extra training what-so-ever in preparation for motorway journeys and this manifests itself in some of the displays of driving that make us cringe.
This change is welcome and in my opinion will improve the safety standards on our motorway network on a drip feed basis. Practically speaking this is the only way. It is hardly practical to close the motorways to those without suitable training, nor desirable for that matter.
I extend my sympathies to anyone who is learning to drive far enough away from the motorway network that it is not reasonably practical for them to take advantage of this legislative change. For the majority of the population though this is an opportunity that I believe the majority of pupils will welcome to gain their first experience on a motorway with their professional driving instructor.
I am rarely short of anything to say and today is no different.
I have just installed this WordPress software on my website and am trying out its settings etcetera at the moment.
On this blog you may find reference to subjects connected with driving, instruction, highways, regulation or anything else that I feel is relevant to a website of this type.
I would not be too surprised to see the odd random post appear now and again.