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  • Uk driving laws and highway codes you should learn by heart

Uk driving laws and highway codes you should learn by heart


    When looking to get started with automatic driving lessons Swindon youngsters must get to grips with some of the basic rules and codes of driving before they hit the road. But which ones? What top tips and important details should you know?

    Driving too slow

    Here in the UK there is a lot of emphasis on not driving too fast and remaining within the speed limit, however driving too slow is also an offence. Although there is no minimum speed limit on most roads, driving slowly can put yourself and other drivers at risk. It's also a punishable offence - the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and nine points on your licence.

    Red, amber, green: What does it mean?

    It might sound like a simple point to start on, but knowing the meaning of the lights instinctively can help you decide whether you need to come to a quick stop or you can carry on forward. Red obviously means stop, and green clearly indicates go. When it comes to amber, things are a little less obvious.

    If the amber light is showing alongside a red light, that means the junction is beginning to open, and you may proceed. On the other hand, if it is a single amber light you should prepare to stop.

    National Speed Limits

    When there are no obvious signs to indicate the speed limit, it's worth remembering the national speed limits. On a normal, single lane road in a built-up area, the standard national speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

    On wider roads in less built-up areas, the speed limit rises to 60 miles per hour. Finally, on dual carriageways and motorways, the speed limit is 70 miles per hour.

    When you don't see a sign, these simple rules can keep you in check.

    Learning these small tips can be incredibly helpful before taking the best driving lessons Wiltshire has to offer. At Julie Murphy's Driving School, we offer excellent lessons and standard check test training. To set up your next set of lessons, or just want to find out more, get in touch with us.