- Driving Tips.
is back on the emails to the editor’s list again. Remember when finishing your journey that others still
have to go about their business!
One email reads, “I hate parking in Southport as I
always get blocked into my own office car park.”
This is becoming a regular problem within Southport.
We ask all motorists around the world to make not to block
access to entrances and exits. In
the UK, do not park over the white H markings and do not park on
yellow and double yellow lines. Remember
that white lines mean you cannot STOP as well!
Often ignored at schools are the zig-zag school markings. These
are put to deter, not encourage, parents from dropping or picking up
the little darlings. A few months back, in Formby, the local Police were asked to
tackle this problem as it was starting to become a danger to
pedestrians of all ages. Formby
Police have issued warnings, not to park illegally or on pavements at all ,after countless numbers of complaints were received.
The Institute of Advance Motorists says, “Do not leave
your car where it causes inconvenience or a danger to others.”
OF THE WEEK.
week’s safety tip with thanks to the Police Foundation and also with
thanks to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (Sefton Branch).
not drive at speed unless it is safe to do so. Remember to drive within the speed limit!
familiar with all the controls and the handling of your vehicle,
before setting off. Also
check all controls work!
at High-Speed requires maximum attention!
Do not use anything that can take your attention away (like a
not drive while tired, as this could result in loss of concentration
and an accident. Take a break and rest before going on.
if you double your speed you quadruple your required braking
drive so you can stop within the distance you can see is clear, by day
and by night and remember stopping distance.
A small tip to see if you are too close to the car in front is
to say, “Only a fool brakes the two second rule” as
the lead vehicle passes a stationary object.
If you say it with over the two seconds then you pass the
object, you are about the correct distance, and if you say it and you
are too close then you will finish the sentence after you have passed
the object. Remember
though that this saying only works in ideal conditions. Wet weather and other conditions like ice increase stopping
emergency is so great that it justifies an accident:– it is far
better to arrive than not to at all. Better a few minutes late in this
world than many years too early in the next!