cyclists and horse riders have a responsibility to take care of pedestrians too. Essentially, if you are a road user, you are responsible for your own safety and others on the road.
The one day RoSPA Defensive Driver Development course helps drivers to understand not only better driving techniques but more importantly, helps the driver understand their attitude and behaviours towards driving and other road users.
DVSA’s Enhanced Rider Scheme
DVSA's enhanced rider scheme:
The subjects covered include areas of your riding you want or feel you need to improve. The aim is to help you become a better and safer rider.
How to deal with hazards on the road
Your best defence for driving safely is clues to what might happen next and giving yourself time and space to deal with them
Using your own car for your driving test
You can take your driving test in your own car rather than your driving instructor’s. It must meet some basic rules and standards, as well as some things fitted.
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Let other drivers and riders understand what our visual limitations are when we are driving or riding.
Beware of flashers!
Please stay courteous and allow people to do things on the road but beware of flashing and being flashed!
Make sure you understand peoples intentions and that it is safe to proceed. Don't just blindly react and go!
As we start to learn a new physical and technical skill such as driving or riding a motorcycle we go through several stages of understanding and ability to perform the new skill. We adapt.
How to drive a manual car
The Basics of starting off... Start the Car! There are checks and adjustments you should make before starting the engine or moving off. Ensuring the handbrake is on, adjusting your seating and mirrors. Before pulling away you should also ensure it is safe to do so by all round observations. These will be covered in … Continue reading How to drive a manual car
DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enhanced rider scheme lets motorcyclist have their riding skills checked by a DVSA approved trainer to help them