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Adjust your driving to the conditions. 05/04/17

We have all seen them. Drivers who seem to drive at high speeds and then brake suddenly to slow down - with complete disregard to the weather conditions and their fellow road users.

This type of driving is not only dangerous, but it is a great way to wear out your tyres, brakes and use up excessive amounts of fuel!

The best way to drive any vehicle is to adjust your driving style to the weather, road and traffic conditions.

The key points below are advice from the Highway Code.

  • Do not treat speed limits as a target. It is often not appropriate or safe to drive at the maximum speed limit

  • Take the road and traffic conditions into account. Be prepared for unexpected or difficult situations, for example, the road being blocked beyond a blind bend. Be prepared to adjust your speed as a precaution

  • Where there are junctions, be prepared for road users emerging

  • In side roads and country lanes look out for unmarked junctions where nobody has priority

  • Be prepared to stop at traffic control systems, road works, pedestrian crossings or traffic lights as necessary

  • try to anticipate what pedestrians and cyclists might do. If pedestrians, particularly children, are looking the other way, they may step out into the road without seeing you

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