Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Be a safe and responsible driver on the road

BBC has recently said - Drivers and pedestrians risking their lives at level crossings.

Network Rail has said - The driving test should have compulsory questions on level crossings to cut the number of drivers who take risks on them each year.

It said there were 14 crashes and 13 deaths last year and 140 near misses between vehicles and trains.

The rail operator recorded 3,200 incidents of misuse, but said the actual figure was likely to be higher.

Network Rail said motorists were "too often playing Russian roulette with a 200-tonne train" - and losing.

Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher said test questions would help drivers start out with good habits on negotiating level crossings, rather than running red lights or dodging around barriers.

While responding on this - Department for Transport spokesman said: "Theory test questions are selected at random, with no single topic guaranteed, because we want candidates to know all the rules of the road rather than just specific areas they know will be covered in the test.

However, after close consultation with the rail industry, we have recently incorporated more questions into the theory test on level crossing safety and we have expanded the information on level crossings in the Highway Code.

Level crossing - The rules
  • Always obey flashing red stop lights
  • Stop behind the white line across the road
  • Keep going if you have already crossed the white line when the amber light comes on
  • Wait if a train goes by and the red lights continue to flash - another train will be passing soon
  • Only cross when the lights go off and barriers open
  • If there are no lights, drivers should stop when the barrier begins to close and not cross until it opens

At open crossings with no gates or lights, look both ways and listen before you cross.

Its very simple to pass driving licence test uk, there are so many websites which provide you the driving test material. Its also very important to choose the good material, books, cd's, software from which the questions or test is organized.

Hazard perception test has been introduced in the driving theory test because new drivers are disproportionately involved in accidents, especially in the first months after passing a driving test. It has been proven that drivers who have taken hazard perception test training have much better hazard test skills.

Many learner drivers fail in hazard perception test, mainly because of lack of knowledge about the hazard test itself.
If you understand the hazard perception test, how it works, how to score, what to look for etc, it's not at all difficult to score good in the hazard test.

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