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Tag: Road Safety

 

Road Sign Rule Changes

May 13, 20161 Comment

Do you use the ‘if there are lampposts and no signs it is safe to assume it is a 30mph speed limit and if there are no lampposts and no signs it is a national speed limit’ rule of thumb? Councils have now been given control over where, when and how often road signs, including speed limit signs should be used. This could easily change the rule of thumb.

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Accidents and the Colour of your Car

August 19, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine explains about his experience with rear end shunts and how to avoid them whilst teaching. Click ‘continue reading’ for a link to the research article.

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Giving Direction and Responsibility

November 18, 20141 Comment

In the last of the mini series Blaine talks about how to give your pupils responsibility to prepare for post-test driving.

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Teaching Country Roads

November 12, 20141 Comment

In this mini series Blaine talks about the importance of teaching our pupils how to drive on country roads, what to teach and how to get around this if you do not live in the country. With 60% of fatalities being on country roads can we afford to miss out this important lesson?

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Post-Test Talk Part 1

October 21, 20140 Comments

As recent media and the Standards Check has highlighted the need for ADIs to talk to their pupils about post-test driving Blaine has made a few short video blogs about the sort of topics we should be discussing and how to approach them. This is the first blog in this mini-series.

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Can a Positive Attitude Improve Road Safety?

May 7, 20141 Comment

We are looking at the benefits of a positive attitude and if it can have an impact behind the wheel and ultimately on road safety. It’s the start of Driving Instructor Positivity Week so let’s start by looking at the benefits of a positive attitude.

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