DriveRight School of Motoring is a boutique driving school based in Stannington, Sheffield and is registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)
Equiping you with the skills to DriveRight for life. DriveRight School of Motoring is a boutique driving school based in Stannington and is registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), offering professional and friendly driver training throughout Sheffield in modern air conditioned, dual controlled cars. Whether its your first time behind the wheel, or you've already started your driver training, with DriveRight you will be one step closer to your goal of passing your driving test. All our lessons are tailored to your individual needs and run at a pace you will be comfortable with ensuring that your driving skills continue to improve lesson by lesson but that you never feel over-stretched. DriveRight only use fully qualified Instructors ensuring that your Instructor is an expert in the field of driver training. Nervous? Don't be our patient professional Instructors will put you at ease straight away. At DriveRight we don't just teach you to pass your test but rather we equip you with the skills to DriveRight for life.
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Many congratulations to Andrew who passed his test this morning at Middelwood test centre in difficult driving conditions. Andrew passed with flying colours with only 1 minor mark. Very sensibly Andrew finished off his day by completing his PassPlus course. Well done once again Andrew from all at DriveRight, equipping you with the skills to DriveRight for life.
The snow has arrived! I would advise against all but essential travel until at least this afternoon. Even then be careful and drive slowly, remember your stopping distance in the snow is upto 10 times longer than in the dry.
Rule 57 When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.
Rule 227 Wet weather. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads (see 'Typical stopping distances') . This is because your tyres have less grip on the road. In wet weather you should keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability to see and plan ahead if the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually the rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen be aware of the dangers of spilt diesel that will make the surface very slippery (see Annex 6: Vehicle maintenance, safety and security) take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.
Rule 283 If you are involved in a crash or stop to give assistance use your hazard warning lights to warn other traffic ask drivers to switch off their engines and stop smoking arrange for the emergency services to be called immediately with full details of the incident location and any casualties (on a motorway, use the emergency telephone which allows easy location by the emergency services. If you use a mobile phone, first make sure you have identified your location from the marker posts on the side of the hard shoulder) move uninjured people away from the vehicles to safety; on a motorway this should, if possible, be well away from the traffic, the hard shoulder and the central reservation do not move injured people from their vehicles unless they are in immediate danger from fire or explosion do not remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it is essential to do so be prepared to give first aid stay at the scene until emergency services arrive. If you are involved in any other medical emergency on the motorway you should contact the emergency services in the same way.
Rule 192 In queuing traffic, you should keep the crossing clear.
Rule 268 Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.
Rule 140 Cycle lanes. These are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation. Do not drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable. You MUST NOT park in any cycle lane whilst waiting restrictions apply.
Reversing The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. Rule 202 Look carefully before you start reversing. You should use all your mirrors check the ‘blind spot’ behind you (the part of the road you cannot see easily in the mirrors) check there are no pedestrians (particularly children), cyclists, other road users or obstructions in the road behind you. Reverse slowly while checking all around looking mainly through the rear window being aware that the front of your vehicle will swing out as you turn. Get someone to guide you if you cannot see clearly.
Rule 258 Red flashing lights. If red lights on the overhead signals flash above your lane and a red ‘X’ is showing, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in that lane. If red lights flash on a signal in the central reservation or at the side of the road, you MUST NOT go beyond the signal in any lane. Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 38
80th anniversary of the driving test The driving test marks 80 years of helping keep people safe on the road today (1 June 2015). The compulsory driving test was introduced on 1 June 1935. Since then, it’s helped save thousands of lives. To mark this milestone, we’ve put together: an illustrated history of a driving test a new video about how today’s driving test works a list of the top 10 reasons people fail the driving test – and how to avoid them stories about what passing the driving test meant to people A limited edition of The Highway Code also goes on sale today. Celebrating 80 years of the driving test, it contains all the latest rules of the road, updated with recent legislative changes. Find out more about the 80th anniversary of the driving test.
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Rule 257 Amber flashing lights. These warn of a hazard ahead. The signal may show a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as ‘Fog’. Adjust your speed and look out for the danger until you pass a signal which is not flashing or one that gives the ‘All clear’ sign and you are sure it is safe to increase your speed.
RULE 237 Hot weather Keep your vehicle well ventilated to avoid drowsiness. Be aware that the road surface may become soft or if it rains after a dry spell it may become slippery. These conditions could affect your steering and braking. If you are dazzled by bright sunlight, slow down and if necessary, stop.
Congratulations to Jon who successfully completed his PassPlus course today. Not only does PassPlus give Jon valuable additional training,especially on motorways but he will now be eligible for discounts off his first years insurance premium from certain insurance companies.