Thursday, 17 April 2014

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Daily Digest Bulletin . . .

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The Official Highway Code: general rules


General rules

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.

Rule 160


Once moving you should 
  • keep to the left, unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise. The exceptions are when you want to overtake, turn right or pass parked vehicles or pedestrians in the road 
  • keep well to the left on right-hand bends. This will improve your view of the road and help avoid the risk of colliding with traffic approaching from the opposite direction 
  • drive with both hands on the wheel where possible. This will help you to remain in full control of the vehicle at all times be aware of other road users, especially cycles and motorcycles who may be filtering through the traffic. These are more difficult to see than larger vehicles and their riders are particularly vulnerable. Give them plenty of room, especially if you are driving a long vehicle or towing a trailer 
  • select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed 
  • when towing, remember the extra length will affect overtaking and manoeuvring. The extra weight will also affect the braking and acceleration. 

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