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Lane Markings at Roundabouts

Lane markings at roundabouts can often cause confusion rather than helping drivers. Much of the problem stems from an entry in an older edition of the Department for Transport’s ‘Traffic Signs Manual.’ The  manual stated: ‘Right turn arrows are best avoided on the approach lanes to a roundabout, other than a mini-roundabout. Particularly as they […]

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Changes to the Highway Code

There have been a number of changes to the Highway Code for 2022. The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020, and received more than 20,000 responses from the public, businesses and

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Cyclists Versus Drivers

Cyclists versus drivers is a battle that has long raged on the roads of Britain; with each blaming the other for causing danger on the roads. No-one knows when and where it started, but what are the arguments all about? “Cyclists have no right to use the road, they don’t pay road tax.” Well that’s

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Driving Test Pass Rates

If you have ever wondered – “What are the driving test pass rates?” Well here they are for 2020. You will notice that there is a lot of variation in pass rates among the test centres. However, this does not mean that the examiners there apply a different standard. There are numerous reasons why a

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