Driving Theory Test Practice Blog

February 26, 2018

Tyres

  • We recommend at least 3mm of tread for the winter.

  • Don't let air out of your tyres to get more grip – it doesn't work, and it’s unsafe.

  • Only use snow chains if there’s enough snow to prevent damage to the road.

  • Think about getting winter tyres o...

February 26, 2018

Car batteries rarely last longer than five years, and there are extra demands on them in the winter, thanks to lights, heating and wipers.

Tips

  • Turn off electrical loads like lights, heated rear window and wipers before trying to start the engine.

  • Use the starte...

February 25, 2018

Snow on your roof?

As for the snow on the roof, while, again, there is no law stating it is illegal to drive with snow on your roof, if it falls off onto your windscreen while driving or flies into the path of another car then you could be penalised for such offences as...

February 24, 2018

To avoid skidding,

  • don’t accelerate suddenly or harshly

  • don’t brake harshly

  • don’t brake while cornering

  • watch out for slippery road surfaces and keep your speed down if you think the road is slippery

  • use engine braking as well as the brakes to sl...

February 24, 2018

n 2016, research from the UK’s Automobile Association found that close to 75 percent of British drivers “often” saw pedestrians step into the road while staring at their phones.

A British company has developed a crossing point designed to detect people and automatically...

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