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Driving Lesson - Speed

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Driving Lesson - Speed

Driving Lesson - Speed

Speed Limits

  • Keep to the speed limit!!
  • Identified by signs
    • National speed limit
    • Minimum speed
  • If there are no signs
    • Street lights = 30
    • No street lights = 60
    • Dual Carriageways and Motorways = 70
    • Check for repeater signs

When to reduce speed

  • Housing estates / Schools / Pedestrians / Etc......
  • Blind bends
  • Reduced clearance
  • Bad weather

Speed Humps

  • If possible maintain same speed throughout = 15-20mph

Stopping Distances

  • See Chart
  • 30 mph = 44 ft(14M)/sec (3 1⁄2 Car lengths)
  • 30 mph 23m to stop in GOOD weather (6 Car lengths)
  • Double speed – Quadruple the braking distance
  • 30 mph -14M / 60 mph – 56M

Making Progress

  • Do not hold up other traffic
    • Might make them do something dangerous
  • Dual Carriageways and Motorways 60+
    • Do not force lorries to overtake

Suitable speed

  • Drive up to the maximum speed that is safe and legal

Speed When Leaving Dual Carriageways

  • Speed will appear to be very slow
    • Check speedo
    • Allow time to readjust to slower speeds

Speed

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