Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 31, 2018
Tricky Theory Test Questions Part 1

From the research we have found some of the questions that many students struggle with then they are taking their theory.

One of the questions students struggle with is when is it okay to undertake a vehicle, it was one of the most popular questions that students failed. The answer is:

– in slow-moving traffic queues, when the vehicles in the right-hand lane are moving more slowly

– when the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right

– when you’re in a one-way street.

Another difficult question is what is the typical stopping distance if you’re driving in good conditions travelling at a speed of 70mph?

The distance is 96 meters (315 feet), or 24 car lengths.31

Safe driving, from Britannia!


August 30, 2018
Usual Reason Not To Pass Your Test

Although these are some usual reasons that people haven’t passed make sure you don’t replicate them. Book some lessons with us to get you test ready!

Make sure to use wipers, if it starts pouring the wipers must be put on if it’s a little or a lot make sure your vision isn’t impaired. A learner failed due to their reluctance to use their wipers.

Another factor that may affect your vision is not turning on your demisters, one learner failed as although they had completed a reverse bay park they failed as there was no visibility through their window. Make sure your vision is clear.

We also always advise that you practice some test routes with your instructor so that you are best prepared and feel comfortable with your surroundings. One learner queued cars in a line behind the traffic but the learner didn’t realise that the cars were all parked. So make sure that you get accustomed to your surroundings and test route.

Safe driving, from Britannia!


August 29, 2018
Bus driver warns motorcyclists

On a typically busy day in the capital city of London, the traffic is heavy and pedestrians are crossing the roads.

There is a motorcyclist cutting through the traffic and is alerted by a bus driver to a pedestrian about to cross, this helps to stop a serious incident from occurring. It also helps the bus driver to be hailed as the coolest bus driver in London.

Road etiquette at its finest.


Safe driving, from Britannia!


August 28, 2018
Parking Palava

There are many rules and laws to follow for parking. Read them below:

Do not park facing against the traffic flow

Stop as close as you can to the side

Do not stop too close to a vehicle displaying a Blue Badge: remember, the occupant may need More room to get in or out

You MUST switch off the engine, headlights and fog lights

You MUST apply the handbrake before leaving the vehicle

You MUST ensure you do not hit anyone when you open your door. Check for cyclists or other traffic

Is it safer for your passengers (especially children) to get out of the vehicle on the side next to the kerb? Then you should do so

Put all valuables out of sight and make sure your vehicle is secure

Lock your vehicle.

Do not park opposite or within 32 feet of a junction, except in an authorised parking bay

Do not park near the brow of a hill or humpback bridge


Safe driving, from Britannia!


August 24, 2018
‘Hero’ says instinct made him stop car driving into pub crowd

This father stopped a car driving into a crowd of people outside a pub says he just “acted on instinct”.

Witnesses said the 34-year-old “saved lives” by smashing the car’s window and attempting to pull the handbrake.

No-one has yet been charged in what South Wales Police described as a “shocking incident”.

Safe driving, from Britannia!



August 22, 2018
How Far Do You Drive From a Cyclist?

A new law was introduced earlier this year to protect cyclists on the road in Britain.

The rule dictates that drivers must leave a minimum distance away from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside a bicycle or they could face a punishment.

UK drivers could be penalised with a £100 fine and three penalty points if caught travelling to close to a bicycle.

Safe driving, from Britannia!


August 21, 2018
Driving With Dogs

How to keep your dog properly restrained in the car

The first rule of doggie car travel is to restrain them properly. The RSPCA recommends a dog guard, a crate, or a harness that you clip onto the seatbelt or into the seatbelt buckle.

Make sure that your dog can’t move about too much and distract you, get flung about by the car’s movement, and of course, isn’t going to be thrown loosely if you have an accident.

Safe driving, from Britannia!