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Safe and Social Driving Advice

At roundabouts when other drivers don’t bother to signal…

  • Unsure? Hold back & don’t assume.
  • Make sure you are signalling when appropriate.
  • Which direction is the driver looking?

When another drive makes a mistake…

  • Be calm.
  • All drivers make mistakes.

 When a driver overtakes a cyclist too close, too fast…

  • Allow time and space before pulling out.
  • Give plenty of ‘wobble-room’ for cyclists.

 When a drive lets me into their lane…

  • Be courteous.
  • Don’t forget to wave that ‘thank-you!’

 When following a slower vehicle & I can’t overtake…

  • Relax, drop back.
  • Accept these temporary conditions and be patient.

 When overtaken on the motorway and the drive pulls into too close…

  • Stay level headed – accept that all drivers make mistakes.
  • Congratulate yourself for avoiding a collision.
  • Drop back, and keep your distance.

 When I see a driver using a mobile phone…

  • Be aware and give them more room and time.
  • Report them as soon as it’s safe to do so.

 When a driver pulls out of a junction right in front of me…

  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Anticipate the actions of the other driver.
  • Put your car as far away from the danger as possible.

When I am in a queue of traffic and the slow driver pulls in to let us all pass…

  • Be courteous.
  • Don’t forget to wave that ‘thank-you!’

When drivers ignore temporary slower speeds past a school during school opening times…

  • Speed signs are not targets to aim for.
  • Think of others, the limit is there for a reason.
  • Stay slow for safety.

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