Safe Driving On Rural Roads

The busy city streets of Preston are an everyday fact of life for Preston car and van drivers, whether using the main city through roads or cutting through back streets well known to drivers, driving in heavy traffic is second nature. To the south of Preston down through Chorley to Manchester and Wigan and Merseyside the driving style is very familiar to Preston car and van drivers. To the north and north west of Preston … Continue reading

Mirror Indicate Manoeuvre

Today’s Motorhosts driving tip is the turning left manoeuvre, or making a safe left turn. How many cars do we see not indicating when turning left or not indicating until they make the turn? We have all seen it, and probably done it, but it is bad driving practice and at odds with the Highway Code and can be a very dangerous manoeuvre Driving along the road and the car in front slows down, for … Continue reading

Use Dipped Headlights When Driving

I never cease to be amazed at the number of drivers who do not use their dipped headlights when driving in reduced visibility conditions. The law on this is completely clear, dipped headlights should be switched on when visibility is reduced by rain, mist and fog or simply overcast or at dawn and dusk. Some drivers seem to be in competition to see how late into the evening darkness they can leave it before tuning … Continue reading

Reversing Sensors Reversing Cameras

Reversing Advice for drivers Reversing is probably the most dangerous manoeuvre you will perform in your vehicle. Many Incidents result in minor damage, such as bent wing mirrors and bumpers or costly damage to vehicles, equipment and premises. However, they can also be fatal and the larger the vehicle, the more chance of death or serious injury. The good news is that most of these crashes can be prevented by following some simple safety rules. … Continue reading

Centre Lane Cruising

How many times are we driving up the motorway and we come upon a car travelling in the centre, middle, lane with the inside lane clear. This highly dangerous practice often causes other vehicles to take evasive action to avoid an accident. The drivers who follow the practice, known as centre lane cruising, seem oblivious to any other road user even at the busiest of times. The rule here is quite simple, in the United … Continue reading