Five Things to Avoid after Passing your Driving Test – Part 1
In this blog let’s have a look at some of the things that could get you in trouble with the law – Let’s have a look at Five Things to Avoid after Passing your Driving Test.
On the Road after Passing your Driving Test
Job done, test passed, licence in hand – SWISHH!
With your new found confidence lets get those wheels turning, look well ahead and keep a beedy eye on that speedo. What could go wrong?
Hmmm I know the voices arn’t real but man they come up with some great ideas!
Driving with Dogs – No1 in the Five Things to Avoid after Passing your Driving Test
It’s your day off and time to chill.
Look out there’s a plot twist from your planned day of relaxation with your feet up on the ottoman reading the Barchester Chronicles.
Doc mc Doggins has other plans for your day. As he chums through your brand new Chesterfield it may cross your mind at some point to get him outside.
RIGHT WALKIES! Its off to the beach!
Almost all human accidents happen due to a distraction. As you bundle Droolious Caesar into the car there’s a few things to consider to stop things getting ruff!
Try to keep him occupied as to not injure you or themselves. If agitation levels persists and just before you boil over why not try distract them with their favourite toy.
If they’re still not playing ball maybe some light restraint may be enough to keep them sweet.
A doggy seat belt may be enough or you could even try opening the window.
Did you ever notice that if you blow in your dogs face they get mad at you but take them in a car and they head straight for the open window?
Sensible Footware – No2
Here come the voices again!
You may want to consider something before squeezing yourself and your new lips into your white Range Rover Discovery. Maybe those fluffy sliders weren’t the best choice of footwear for practically operating the controls of a very large 2 tonne 4 wheel drive motorcar.
If the finishing touch to ace that perfect look is going to out trump practicality and safety in your world you may be pleased to know-
Driving in unusual footwear is not actually illegal however –
As a motorist – if your footwear is putting yourself, passengers, other road users or your lips at risk don’t be surprised to see fines and penalty points flip flopping there way towards YOU.
Music Whilst driving – No3 in the Five Things to Avoid after Passing your Driving Test
Windows down and acquired taste at full volume. There’s a smile on your lips, everyone’s bouncing.
If not – ACQUIRE SOME TASTE!
Playing music at excessive volume while driving may not be the best way to keep the local bobby sweet. Bobbing to his own beat he may get chizzy and slap you with a £100 fine.
Using your Phone at a Drive Throu – No4
A triple stage heart bye pass might not be your only concern when reaching for the family size KFC bucket. Its now common knowledge using a mobile phone whilst driving is an offence but to use it to pay at a drive through will also land you in hot water.
Let’s have a look what you could win!
With a bored police officer close by a £200 pound fine and penalty points on your licence are all up for grabs. If your a newly qualified driver you could lose your licence there and then.
At least you still have a bucket of finger licking chicken to lick off those lips.
Slow Coaches Beware – No5 in the Five things to avoid after passing your driving test
Believe it or not driving too slowly can be just as dangerous as speeding.
As the guy behind tunes his radio he may be unaware he’s following Miss Daisey.
At slow speeds you put yourself at danger from faster vehicles behind bumping into you not to mention the amount of people that may dangerously overtake you.
If road conditions are safe to drive at the speed limit then we must.
As there is no set fine for driving with undue care and attention you could expect endorsements of up to £5000 If you did happen to get lippy.
Getting to Lips with the Laws of the Road
Hopefully we’ve given you a few things to think about now you have passed your driving test. The UK laws can be complicated so we must pay attention and learn them to avoid potential fines.
Safe driving and if you hear of any other laws please leave a comment below.