Five Things to Avoid after Passing Your Driving Test – Part 2
We previously covered five things to avoid after passing your driving test but that was not the end of our voyage.
With pit falls and grey spots, lets set sail into the vague murky waters of Highway Code Britain.
Below is some info to plot a course to keeping your licence.
Flashing your Headlights to Give Way – No1
Flashing at others is usually a NO.
Yes other people may flash but this doesn’t mean you need to do it too. Possible reasons why people may flash are –
- They see a police officer with a camera
- They are happy to see another motorist
- They are angry and want to intimidate someone by flashing
- They flash to grab someones attention
For anyone getting a bit lost –
Flashing is briefly turning your lights on to full beam from dipped beam.
Flashing your headlights to tell someone to do something can land you with a £1000 pound fine.
The correct use of flashing your headlights is –
- To warn other road users of your presence.
For example this could include –
Warning oncoming traffic as you pass over a narrow bridge at night or when you curve yourself a tight bend.
Warning a reversing vehicle that may be about to crash into you.
As you mature and your experience grows there maybe times when flashing at someone may actually benefit them. But until then lets just leave it.
Overtaking at Pedestrian Crossings No2 of the Five Things to Avoid after Passing Your Driving Test Part 2
Overtaking at pedestrian crossings is something that crops up from time to time out on our driving lessons.
What do pedestrian crossings mean to you? If your like me then pedestrian crossings conjure up visions of bustling streets with people herding their way out right in front of you.
Overtaking a moving vehicle whilst approaching the crossing means speeding up towards the crossing (half blind) due to the vehicle your passing.
Do you still think this is a good idea?
A moving motorised vehicle could even include a little road sweeper or a motorbike.
We can overtake a moving cyclist if we have a good view all around us at the crossing.
Parking on the Wrong Side of the Road at Night Time No – 3
Headlights are designed to point away from oncoming vehicles. If we drive on the left this works out quite well. Parking on the opposite side of the road however may directly dazzle oncoming drivers.
You could actually receive penalty charge notices as its an offence under rule 248 of the highway code.
Using Your Sat Nav in an Unfixed Position – No4
Holding your phone sat nav around whilst driving will also get you points and fines. The sat nav on your phone may out shine the rickety binetone you unwrapped at xmas but you still must have it secured in a proper holder.
You could be fined £200 pounds if you juggling your phone around when driving.
Driving on the Pavement Unless Your Parking in a Driveway – No5
Ending up on the pavement will not only fail a driving test but also result in penalty points on your licence.
Arguably the most common highway rule to be broken, it could still result in points.
Especially if your vehicle obstructs pedestrians and pushchairs etc.
Lets continue your Hassle Free Journey
So the waters looking a little less murky now?
Here at Pass Me Faster we have a passion for keeping our customers well informed about as much as possible. Above are just some of the laws we looked into recently.
If you know of any more please feel free to comment below.
Five Things to Avoid after Passing Your Driving Test – Part 1