Steering

The importance of adopting the correct driving position was outlined in Safety at the Wheel. To r...

Planning

A systematic and planned approach to every action you take behind the wheel is the basis of advan...

Preparing for the summer

One of the good things about a modern car is the way it adapts automatically to climate changes....

Overtaking with care

Overtaking is probably the most dangerous manoeuvre you can make in everyday motoring. Although t...

How to make driving comfortable

When driving in your car, you can concentrate fully only if you are correctly positioned, well lo...

Preparing to tow

If you are planning to tow a trailer or a caravan there are several regulations you have to bear...

Using four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive has long been fitted to cross-country vehicles, such as Land Rovers, but in the...

How to avoid car accidents

Just as it takes two to have an argument, so it takes two, in most cases, to have a...

Driving on ice and snow

When the roads are covered in ice or snow, driving becomes much more dangerous. The tyres have l...

How to tow a trailer

Towing a trailer or caravan is potentially dangerous, and requires considerable skill. The traile...

What to do if car lights stop working

Some electrical failures will stop the car dead, but others you might not notice until you switc...

What to do if the windscreen shatters

It can be an unnerving experience when a windscreen shatters, and the danger of a subsequent acci...

Dealing with engine problems

Sudden engine failure as you are driving along is immediately apparent, but a lot of engine probl...

Crossing train tracks safely

Few situations in motoring are more traumatic than to be at the wheel of a vehicle that stalls in...

Fuel-efficient driving techniques

One of the largest single expenditures in running a car is fuel, and great savings in motoring c...

Driving in wet weather

The assumption that the good grip of modern tyres means you are always safe on wet roads in a...

Road positioning

Positioning is an important part of safe driving, both in helping to show other road-users what y...

What to do if the engine stops

It's annoying enough being stranded at the roadside when the engine packs up, and matters are ma...

Braking

Proper use of the brakes is an integral part of advanced driving and involves rather more than si...

Making allowances for other road users

Consideration for other road-users is one of the most important assets a driver can have. Not al...

Negotiating road junctions

The road junction is a zone where care and judgement are always needed. There are many different...

Using the mirrors

Awareness of what is going on behind the car is a vital part of safe driving, yet some drivers st...

Safety at the Wheel

Two aspects of safety at the wheel are covered in this article. First, it is important to adopt t...

Observation

To be an advanced driver you need to become a skilled observer. Good powers of observation, which...

Reaction Times

As we saw in Braking, a car travels a long way while its driver is simply reacting to a...

Junctions

Extra risks face motorists wherever roads meet and diverge, whether at crossroads, T-junctions, r...

Tyres

Considering the importance of tyres from the safety point of view, it is surprising that so many...

Towing

So many drivers tow trailers of one kind or another platforms for boats, horses or racing cars, a...

Advanced Gearshifts

Skilled drivers know how to get the most from their cars when circumstances demand it, and an ess...

Driving in Winter

Although British winters are mild for most of the time, a cold snap always makes roads treacherou...

Motorways and Highways

Few drivers seem to have a good word for motorways these days, moaning about congestion on some o...

Overtaking

Every aspect of overtaking is related to one of the basic rules of safe driving and therefore dis...

Driving for Economy

Ever since the oil crisis of the early 1970s, everybody has become more interested in fuel econom...

Fog

While fog occurs most frequently during the winter, it should be treated as a hazard which can be...

Driving Abroad

Twenty-five years ago it was considered quite adventurous for a British driver to take his car on...

Accidents

Every driver hopes never to be involved in an accident, but the chances of avoiding one throughou...

Driving in Summer

You might expect summer to be the easiest time of the year for driving, but do not be misled into...

A State of Mind

Car ownership is a right which can be enjoyed by every adult of sound body and mind, but there mu...

Sympathy and Understanding

A basic understanding of what goes on under the bonnet as you drive will give you a greater appre...

Traffic

Just occasionally all of us find the pleasure of motoring heightened by a drive through beautiful...

Bends and Corners

A driver never has anyone to blame but himself if he goes off the road on a bend. The results...

Acceleration and Economy

There is a great deal more to using a car's power than meets the eye. A car should not be...

Signals

When you are driving you use signals in order to inform, not to instruct. Giving the correct sign...

Driving at Night

Night driving is an essential part of motoring for most people, so if you have just passed your ...