Did you know that the most dangerous roads to drive on according to the Department of Transport statistics 2015 are rural roads? You can experience many hazards on this type of road such as farm vehicles pulling out from fields / side roads, mud on the road, no kerbs or street lights which hide dangers on the road, not to mention pedestrians walking in the road due to having no footpaths to use!
In 2015 51% of fatalities occurred on rural roads compared with 6% on motorways and 43% on urban roads. Serious injuries were 72% on urban roads. Apparently the Fire Service attend a lot of accidents in urban roads whereby a student has walked out in front of a vehicle as they are used to looking the other way to walk across, as in their country their drivers drive on the right! Urban areas have more ‘low impact’ accidents but a high percentage of accidents within urban routes happen whilst emerging from a junction and where motorcyclists and cyclists can be hidden from view by the motorist.
Research shows that we look more at our Satellite Navigation system when driving rather than looking out for pedestrians. This is where advanced driver training techniques can refresh your skills and demonstrate where and how you should be looking when driving and reinforces those skills that you were given when you initially passed your driving test.
Don’t you find that the hardest speed to keep to in an urban area is 30mph? Why is this? Do you use 4th gear when driving your motorhome or campervan in a 30mph limit / downhill and find that you go over the 30mph limit? Why is this? A lot has changed with driver training from when we initially passed our driving test and these are things that we can help and train you with.
You may be purchasing a new campervan or motorhome, long wheel base or short wheel base, and require some instruction on how to manoeuvre your vehicle correctly from a right reverse to a bay park, motorway driving, urban driving. Whatever your driving needs, we can help you. Training is charged on an hourly basis recommending a 2 hour session, with a qualified Driving Instructor.
£30 per hour. Please contact Anita on 07983 881013 to discuss your needs further.