When can I legally drive in the UK?
You may legally drive in the UK at the age of 17, as long as you have a provisional licence and a licenced driver aged 21 or older in the car with you. You may not drive alone in the UK until you have your full driving licence.
What is the legal limit for drinking and driving in the UK?
Please understand that drinking and driving is dangerous and foolish. There is ZERO TOLERANCE for drinking and driving, and penalties are even harsher if you’re under 21. You are in criminal violation if your blood alcohol content is 0.08% or higher.
What is defensive driving?
Defensive driving is when you are driving not only for yourself but also for others. You are looking out for potential dangers ahead of time and avoiding them. According to the Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations standard, defensive driving is defined as “driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others”. Notably, studies show that 90% of all accidents are caused by driver errors
Although defensive driving skills are taught in most driving education courses
here are some practices which you can employ right away:
- Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front
- Check all your mirrors often and look out for hazards far ahead of you
- Keep your speed reasonable and within the speed limit
- Position your vehicle in such a manner that you can easily see and be seen in turn
- Don’t assume that other drivers will follow safe driving practices!
Why do some people choose not to get a driving licence?
Anyone who chooses not to get a driving licence has his or her own personal reasons.. Some people choose not to get behind the wheel of a car out of some fear, some choose not to because they may have a person who drives for them. Others may just be spatially challenged and prefer public transport instead!
Nevertheless, there are many people who feel that being able to drive has several advantages in terms of self-reliance and time management.