Advanced Driving

44 guides & 155 illustrations

Advanced Driving

Steering

The importance of adopting the correct driving position was outlined in Safety at the Wheel. To r...

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Planning

A systematic and planned approach to every action you take behind the wheel is the basis of advan...

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Road positioning

Positioning is an important part of safe driving, both in helping to show other road-users what y...

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Crossing train tracks safely

Few situations in motoring are more traumatic than to be at the wheel of a vehicle that stalls in...

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Driving on ice and snow

When the roads are covered in ice or snow, driving becomes much more dangerous. The tyres have l...

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Driving in wet weather

The assumption that the good grip of modern tyres means you are always safe on wet roads in a...

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Preparing for the summer

One of the good things about a modern car is the way it adapts automatically to climate changes....

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Overtaking with care

Overtaking is probably the most dangerous manoeuvre you can make in everyday motoring. Although t...

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Preparing to tow

If you are planning to tow a trailer or a caravan there are several regulations you have to bear...

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Using four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive has long been fitted to cross-country vehicles, such as Land Rovers, but in the...

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How to tow a trailer

Towing a trailer or caravan is potentially dangerous, and requires considerable skill. The traile...

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Dealing with engine problems

Sudden engine failure as you are driving along is immediately apparent, but a lot of engine probl...

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Negotiating road junctions

The road junction is a zone where care and judgement are always needed. There are many different...

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Using the mirrors

Awareness of what is going on behind the car is a vital part of safe driving, yet some drivers st...

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Braking

Proper use of the brakes is an integral part of advanced driving and involves rather more than si...

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Safety at the Wheel

Two aspects of safety at the wheel are covered in this article. First, it is important to adopt t...

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Observation

To be an advanced driver you need to become a skilled observer. Good powers of observation, which...

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Reaction Times

As we saw in Braking, a car travels a long way while its driver is simply reacting to a...

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Junctions

Extra risks face motorists wherever roads meet and diverge, whether at crossroads, T-junctions, r...

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Tyres

Considering the importance of tyres from the safety point of view, it is surprising that so many...

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Towing

So many drivers tow trailers of one kind or another platforms for boats, horses or racing cars, a...

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Advanced Gearshifts

Skilled drivers know how to get the most from their cars when circumstances demand it, and an ess...

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Driving in Winter

Although British winters are mild for most of the time, a cold snap always makes roads treacherou...

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Motorways and Highways

Few drivers seem to have a good word for motorways these days, moaning about congestion on some o...

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Traffic

Just occasionally all of us find the pleasure of motoring heightened by a drive through beautiful...

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Bends and Corners

A driver never has anyone to blame but himself if he goes off the road on a bend. The results...

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Driving for Economy

Ever since the oil crisis of the early 1970s, everybody has become more interested in fuel econom...

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Fog

While fog occurs most frequently during the winter, it should be treated as a hazard which can be...

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Accidents

Every driver hopes never to be involved in an accident, but the chances of avoiding one throughou...

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Driving Abroad

Twenty-five years ago it was considered quite adventurous for a British driver to take his car on...

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Signals

When you are driving you use signals in order to inform, not to instruct. Giving the correct sign...

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Driving in Summer

You might expect summer to be the easiest time of the year for driving, but do not be misled into...

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A State of Mind

Car ownership is a right which can be enjoyed by every adult of sound body and mind, but there mu...

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Sympathy and Understanding

A basic understanding of what goes on under the bonnet as you drive will give you a greater appre...

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Driving at Night

Night driving is an essential part of motoring for most people, so if you have just passed your ...

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Acceleration and Economy

There is a great deal more to using a car's power than meets the eye. A car should not be...

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Overtaking

Every aspect of overtaking is related to one of the basic rules of safe driving and therefore dis...