Tag Archives: driving in England

L is for Lorries

A Lorry is to the British what a truck is to an American. It came into usage in the early 1900s. I consulted the British Dictionary for this one: British Dictionary definitions for lorry 1.a large motor vehicle designed to … Continue reading

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K is for Kickdown

kickdown is a way of achieving quick acceleration when needed by sharply pressing the accelerator pedal right down causing a quick change down to the next lower gear. To return to the higher gear, ease the pressure off the accelerator pedal. This … Continue reading

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Just for fun…

Came across these signs and had to share, so today is Just for fun. Catch the irony of the first one, below? It’s next to a woman who is doing the very thing warned against.  

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I is for Incidents

There are a few MUSTS when it comes to incidents. You MUST stop if you are involved in an incident. You MUST call the police if anyone was hurt or there was damage to property and the property owner can … Continue reading

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H is for Horses

Horses Horses Horses (name that movie…) Horses get their own crossings.These are interchangeably referred to as Equestrian Crossings or Pegasus Crossings. They are wider than those for pedestrians, have pavement barriers and either one or two sets of controls, one … Continue reading

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G is for Give Way

There are very few stop signs in the UK. More often junctions are regulated by the Give Way sign. This is the only sign that is an inverted triangle–the point at the bottom. This is because it is most important … Continue reading

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F is for Fords & Fog

Not the cars, but large bodies of water across a road. Sometimes these are temporary and unintentional, as can happen on these narrow country roads if they are near a water source or it has been raining heavily, but others … Continue reading

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E is for Ecosafe driving

There is actually quite a long chapter dealing with this topic. It revolves around conserving fuel through various measures. There is some pretty decent advice here: Planning and awareness helps to avoid late braking and harsh acceleration. Plan your route … Continue reading

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D is for Dazzle

Dazzle occurs when oncoming headlights are not dipped, or on low beam, and you have a hard time seeing because of the brightness of the lights. The rules are to “dip your beams in good time” so you don’t dazzle … Continue reading

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C is for Calming Area

There is nothing calming about Calming Areas. These are barriers intentionally placed on a road to make one slow down. I’m not talking about speed bumps here. I’m talking a post in the middle of one side of the road … Continue reading

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