2pass Newsletter - November 2010 issue 126
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Welcome to the latest 2pass Newsletter
In this months Issue:-
1) Christmas Gifts Ideas
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2) Check your Tyres for Winter
Adequate tread depth is essential in wet conditions as the tread pattern helps to remove water from the road surface enabling the tyre to grip, steer, accelerate and brake properly. Current UK law requires car tyres to have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its entire circumference. Drivers who fail to comply with this law face an increased risk of being involved in an accident and also risk a fine of £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.
For the practical test, all the Tell Me/Show me Tyre questions
3) Tyre Tread Done...Now Check the Pressure!
At least every week check the tyre pressure (including spare). Incorrect tyre pressure may adversely affect tyre life and vehicle handling. Tyre pressure should be checked when tyres are Cold after the vehicle has been parked for three or more hours, or driven less than 1 mile. COLD tyre pressures are shown on garage forecourt. Different vehicles have different tyre pressures so check the charts or check your vehicle handbook.
iPhone users in the UK can now be sure of inflating their car tyres to the correct pressure following the launch of the FREE TyreSafe iPhone app.
4) Driving Tip of the Month
Roundabouts - When is it safe to Go?
More Video Lessons available from our Video Page Index
5) Independent driving...Lastest from a Test Centre near you!
Independent driving became part of the practical driving test in UK on 4th October 2010.
"Variance" and "chi" are in the news. Apparently, if an examiner's pass rate goes a certain amount above or below a standard figure for that test centre, they will get investigated. There have been articles in the press about an examiner who was sacked for passing too many candidates.
6) Insurance Advice For Learner Drivers
Did you know? You must have a valid insurance certificate covering you for third party liability.
With a Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance policy you can drive almost any car, when you need it, from as short as a week.
MCM Motorbike Insurance
7) How To Deal With Crash For Cash Scams
New drivers have a hard enough time as it is, especially younger motorists.
8) Driving Test DVD
Check out this Driving Test DVD.
Expert briefing with video backup on how to pass YOUR UK Driving Test !
9) Electronic parking brakes NOW suitable for tests.
Electronic parking brakes are now being fitted to an increasing number of vehicles, so itís unrealistic for the DSA to continue with its policy to ban these cars from the test.
The parking brake will not usually release automatically if:
If there is no loss of control either method is acceptable.
If the examiner needs to take action to stop the vehicle, and itís not fitted with dual controls, they will apply and hold the electronic parking brake - this will bring the vehicle to a controlled stop.
10) ADI News
Chief driving examiner launches official Facebook page.
Driving instructors, trainers and other road safety professionals can now keep up to date with Great Britain's chief driving examiner on Facebook.
Road Safety Week - 22nd - 28th November 2010
Driving Schools are ideally placed to get key road safety messages over to young people at the beginning of their driving journey.
November issue of the DSA Despatch ezine
In this issue, we get the first feedback about independent driving - we hear from industry representatives, and also find out what the first candidates have been saying about the new test.
There are three ways to read Despatch: