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How we drive and the conditions of our roads

How we drive & the condition of our roads: The way we drive has changed over the years, how we drive them and the conditions of our roads.  Normal driving is defined as steady driving in non extreme weather conditions.  Today being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception.  The Motor industry refers to “severe driving ” as : stop and go traffic, short commutes, heavier loads: cargo, passenger or towing a trailer, rough or mountainous roads, dusty or salty environment, driving the car before its had a chance to warm up, driving in extremely hot or cold weather. As a driver, you should be aware of your vehicles needs & properly maintain & repair it as outlined in the manufacturers guide. If you do, your car should perform safely and dependably for years to come.

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Fog! – the use of lights when driving

The use of Lights when driving in Fog, has sparked numerous posts on local facebook pages, different peoples opinions on this matter always make for a hot conversation topic! Its a shame that some people don’t consider the risks they are putting themselves and others at by not using adequate lighting when we have Fog. This week has been particularly bad and it looks like its to continue. The Highway code states that ” You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves”. So for those of you who think that lights are only for when its dark – Please ensure you use them day or night, if we have fog! By not doing … Continue reading

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