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The Rules Of Driving Part - 1

The Rules Of Driving Part - 1

Posted On 13 Apr, 2015

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The rules of driving differ all across the world. The UK government details the basics for driving on UK roads here.

Of course, some of these rules are subject to confusion as time passes. It is illegal to drive on pavements. Yet in the UK’s tightly crowded urban centres, residents routinely park on the pavement.

They hope to avoid bumps and scratches to people carriers, but often these cars are just too wide to easily fit into streets built in the 1800′s. Obeying the law is fundamental, but the rules of driving are also about common sense.

This example shows how buying the right car for your situation can save you money and headaches, and keep you on the right side of the law. Applying similar logic across your driving is key.

Use your nouse
Choosing the right car for where you live is one among plenty of sensible rules to stick to. Never drive too close to the car in front. Doing so minimises your safe distance, should the car ahead suddenly brake or lose control.

You should always be planning while you drive too. Use your mirrors and check carefully when changing lanes. As you practice, you will come to anticipate how drivers ahead will behave. You can preempt any risky moves they make and keep you and your passengers safer.

Slow it down
This simple rule is among the most commonly abused. If it rains, take your foot off the gas. Slow down in cloudy or rainy weather. Keep your speed low if you are tired. These rules are so simple as to be obvious, but a surprising number of drivers ignore them.

If you are late, ring ahead and explain why; don’t race. Behave responsibly and the rules of driving become self explanatory.

Trips abroad
If you plan to drive in countries outside the UK, you must check on their individual laws. Some will require you to drive with your lights on. All will have varying speed limits and a variety of rules on safety triangles.

The only person who can guarantee you stick to the rules is you. Driving rules are law, but you should maximise the protection they give you by taking your own steps to drive safely.

Hertz Rent2Buy can offer you a free 5 day trial, if you buy the car after the trial period. If you don’t like it, then just walk away. This is a great chance to check how a car fits into your street, and helps you drive within the rules.

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