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Driving on Gravel

Driving on Gravel When driving on gravel your abs (anti-lock braking system) could actually make your car take longer to stop.

This is because without abs if the brakes lock up it will build up a wedge of gravel in front of the tyre, this acts as a ramp and will help stop the car. However, with abs fitted the system won't allow the wheels to lock, so no wedge of gravel is built up. The abs will just cut in and chatter away, but the car may continue to move forwards.

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Alf Rudkin from Melton Mowbray passed his practical driving test today. Alf took his driving test first thing in the morning at Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre and had to deal with quite a lot of traffic.This could have fazed many but Alf dealt with it beautifully.
Alf has improved through all of his driving lessons and has earned his full driving licence.
Well done Alf from your driving instructor Dave Howe and Lytes Driving School.

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Ben Haynes has just passed his practical driving test at his first attempt. Ben has been really dedicated during his driving lessons and as a result now has his full driving licence. Ben is changing jobs and passing his driving test is going to make his life a whole lot easier.
Well done Ben from your driving instructor Dave Howe and Lytes Driving School.

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It's great when the weather is warm and sunny but it brings with it signficant risks when driving. The bright sun can make visability poor due to heat haze and reflections. We have all witnessed the "mirage of water" on the road. In the desert it might fool you into thinking that a cool drink is nearby. However, when driving, it restricts your view of the road ahead.

The sun reflecting on your dashboard can mean that you just see a reflection of the dashboard on the inside of your windscreen and not the road ahead. This can be a "Wee Bit" dangerous, I'm sure you agree.

Driving from bright sunshine into the shadow created by overhanging trees can be like driving into an un-lit tunnel not knowing what is in front of you. For all you know there could be a herd of Wilderbeast grazing ahead. OK, that's unlikely but you get the point.

Recognised the risk, adjust your speed accordingly and be prepared to stop.

One important aspect of becoming a good driver is to recognised when others coming towards you will have a poor view. For example, you may be emerging from the "Tunnel of Trees" and see someone coming towards you. You could anticipate that they may have a poor view of you. Or you may have the sun behind you, meaning they are looking directly into the sun.

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This is Anthony Burbeck. Anthony just passed his driving test at Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre. Anthony is one of the most determined pupils we have had. He always worked very hard during his driving lessons and persevered to get his full driving licence. Anthony already has his own car and can now drive himself to work and not rely on the train.
Well done from Lytes Driving School.

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Should I use Sun-cream when Driving?

We all know about the dangers of skin exposed to the sun, but, what about when you are in the car?

Studies of regular drivers have shown that the side of the face and arm on the outer side of the car have significantly more micro skin damage than the non-exposed side. This is because the UV light still penetrates the windows and damages our delicate skin.

The windscreen of the car is laminated and made up of different layers to prevent it shattering if hit by a stone. There is a layer of UV protection built into the windscreen but this is to protect the plastic layers from deteriorating over time. It may offer some protection to us, but, is not there primarily to protect us. The side windows won’t usually have UV protection in them.

So, the question was “Should I Use Suncream When Driving?”

YEP.

Our advice is
1 Use a sun cream of at least factor 30.
2 Wear long sleeves.
3 Keep the windows up.
4 Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
5 Wear a hat.

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Congratulations to Philippa Chilcott from Melton Mowbray who passed her practical driving test at the 1st attempt. Philippa has been brilliant during her driving lessons, she has always listened carefully and worked very hard. We are so pleased she has passed first time and earned her full driving licence. Philippa's driving test was at Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre where she delivered a lovely drive.

Well done Philippa from your driving instruct.or Dave Howe and Lytes Driving School.

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"I picked Lytes Driving School because they were the best looking online. I did find I had to work hard but my driving instructor, dave, was calm, controlled, great to listen to and a tremendous instructor. I really enjoyed learning to drive and have recommended Lytes Driving School to a friend.

Thank you, I have learnt so much and have thoroughly enjoyed it."

Theo Wilson from Melton Mowbray

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Melton Mowbray Driving Lessons

"I picked Lytes Driving School for my driving lessons because Dave was able to fit me in around my work time.Dave put me at ease from the start. He was cool as a cucumber with a gentle voice, so I instantly felt calm:meaning I could do what I needed to do feeling focused and alert.
I would definitely recommend Dave from Lytes Driving School as a driving instructor because he is a great teacher with lovely qualities, combined with his skill and gentle coaching we made a dram team!
I hope he enjoys the summer as I certainly will. My only regret is not finding him sooner."

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When you go for your driving test you should be well prepared and have had lots of practice. You will have encountered meeting other traffic on many occasions during your driving lessons and dealt with them safely.

However, on driving test it can be easy to do something that you would not normally do. Many candidates have failed their driving test because they continued into a meeting situation where they should have waited.

When you encounter a meeting situation and think "I think it's ok to keep going" it is time to rethink. It may well be ok to continue but a moments thought could well save your test. Practice this thought process with your driving instructor.

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