How to Tell the Speed Limit (for Cars & Motorcycles) on Roads in the UK

Nothing beats the freedom of travelling the open road. Going at your own pace along your own path can feel liberating. But driving a car or motorcycle on the road networks of the UK you might often find yourself asking “what is the speed limit here?”. Unlike some other parts of the world, in the UK the speed limit can vary depending on the type of road and the type … Read more

What’s a Roundabout? Shocking Lack of Road Knowledge Displayed by UK Drivers

A survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor, they didn’t recognise the roundabout sign. More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule. Over 1,000 motorists participated … Read more

Driving on the Sunshine Island of Koh Chang

Living on a tourist island has its own challenges when the terrain is different to that, which you’d usually drive at home. I’m presently residing on the thailand island of Koh Chang.   I’m a southend girl and my home county is Essex. Nice and flat. Devon always challenged me and living on Koh Chang, is the closest place I’ve stayed, which reminds me of Devon and it is a … Read more

Get Ready For Changes to UK Driving Test in Dec 2017

In Dec 2017 there will be four main changes to the UK Driving Test: 1. The independent driving part of the test will increase from 10 to 20 mins 2. Following Directions from a Sat Nav Only an Examiner provided Sat Nav can be used They will set up the Sat Nav and route You’ll be able to ask Examiner for confirmation of where you are going, if you are unsure … Read more

Road Safety at Chase High

On the 15th of March Chase High School in Prittlewell Chase, Southend hosted a Road Safety event run by Essex County Council. The Roadster events have been on offer to many schools across Essex for many years have no doubt highlighted and contributed to the advancements in Road Safety in Essex. The day is open to all students from 16 and above and is normally well attended as it was … Read more

Managing the Middle Lane

A13 towards Central London (Robin Webster) / CC BY-SA 2.0 Driving from Southend on Sea to visit the SkyGarden in London last week, I began to think about how, as a Learner Driver, you manage the middle lane. We were driving into London on the A13. Learner Drivers can drive on all roads in the UK except motorways. I began to notice what has become commonly known as ‘the middle … Read more

Be Aware of Motorbikes & Cyclists!

If I were to say to my husband ‘Beware of Bikes!’ I know I would probably get a very rude response, due to the responsibility and education of being a road user always seems to be directed at the car driver and not the motorcyclist or pedal bike rider and I myself have an issue with some cyclists thinking the rules of the road do not apply to them, as they … Read more

The Real Cost of Drink Driving

The end of the summer is upon us and as I walk around the shops in my local high street, I begin to see the signs of the autumnal celebrations which will soon be winging their way to us. Halloween is of course first  – one of my very favourite occasions – even though it is american celebration. Just like the video I have chosen to share with you for … Read more

Road Safety at for King Edmund and Greensward 2014

Road Safety at for King Edmund and Greensward 2014 This week is a week A Pass 4 U have set aside for a Road Safety event at Belchamps Scout Centre for King Edmunds School in Rochford and Greensward Academy in Hockley. We have 5 instructors each day giving the pupils a driving experience on the grounds of Belchamps. Our very own Tony Mihill is running a classroom set which covers, … Read more

Southend Roadsafety – Roadster

After a few years Southend Council have revitalised their Road Safety team with 2 very capable ladies, Jane McIlroy and Helen Waller. With the help of Southend And District Driving Instructors Assoc they have relaunched the Roadster road safety event into the Southend Schools. The 1st was for Southend College at Belchamps and it went down a storm. Pupils and presenters came away from the event having had a great day. The … Read more