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How far must you be able to see ahead when driving?

There are two factors to consider for how far you must be able to see ahead when you are driving: Your eyesight Your speed in relation to the road you can see ahead Eyesight requirements Your eyesight varies at certain

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Lane splitting and filtering on a motorbike

Filtering is moving through traffic that is stopped, either between lanes or to the left or right, while lane splitting is moving through traffic between lanes that are moving slowly or have stopped. Drive in any of the big UK

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How do the police and government encourage lawful driving?

A number of pressure points are used by the police, local councils, roading authorities and the government in order to encourage (or force) people to comply with road rules. They are mostly either fear-based and result in some kind of

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Safety and visibility for motorbike riders

Motorcyclists are especially at risk in low light (e.g. gloomy days, dawn and dusk) and at night where their smaller profile makes them more difficult to see, and where their one headlight makes it more difficult for other road users to

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Are bull bars legal in the UK?

Nudge bars or bull bars were first developed in Australia to protect cars against the larger mammals and birds that roam the land, like kangaroos and emus. The example above, from bullbarsaustrlia.com.au (which has recently been made illegal), shows how

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Driving while you are temporarily blinded

This is a scenario that will happen occasionally: you are driving along and suddenly, for some reason you can’t see out of the windscreen. There are things you can do to alleviate this inevitable problem. Other drivers’ high beam headlights

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Driving on rural roads

If you grew up in a farming county like I did, you get used to driving on rural roads. It’s a huge difference from city or town driving, and here are the main reasons why. Subsidence Certainly in Lincolnshire, where

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