Emergency vehicles

When an emergency vehicle approaches with blue lights on our first reaction may be to move out of their way.  However, we do need to consider where we move to.

Remember!  We are not allowed to make an illegal manoeuvre, so don’t be tempted to mount the kerb, go through a red traffic light, cross a stop line without stopping or enter a bus lane etc.

ALWAYS leave any illegal manoeuvre to the emergency vehicle.  They have exemption from prosecution.  You do not.

Winter tyres

Are winter tyres any good?

The short answer is YES!  Recent tests show that a vehicle fitted with winter tyres can stop up to 11 metres shorter than a vehicle not fitted with them, when braking in icy conditions.

Thats the length of a bus and could be the difference between going home or going to Hospital.


I am sometimes asked, “how much should I spend on tyres?”

As tyres are the only thing that connects you to the road when you are in your car you should buy the best tyres available for your model of car.

Poor quality tyres can drastically reduce your grip on the road and could be the difference between stopping safely or having an accident.

You wouldn’t put wellingtons on a racehorse.  Don’t put Botchits budget tyres on your Ferrari.


I am often asked “How often should I check my mirrors?”

The answer is prior to any change in speed or direction, or every 5 – 10 seconds if you are travelling along a road at a constant speed.

It is important to know what is happening all around you, so that you are aware of the effect of your actions are likely to have on other road users.

Always drive to arrive safely.  Happy motoring.

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