Scarlett's Driving School
Scarlett's Driving School. Ex Goggle Box Star Scarlett Moffatt apparently opens up a driving schools for bad drivers. This must be a must watch for people wanting to pass their driving test. Starting on BBC ONE on Monday the 13th of February at 20:30, so expect some mild to bad language. Interestingly Scarlett failed her driving test no less than 13 times and originally started her driving lessons at the age of just 17. Finally passed her driving test aged 32 yrs of age. Oh so that is probably why she is doing this show. So this new show will document her struggles at passing her driving test and include many other new and beginner drivers who have also struggled to pass their driviging tests. Sounds like fun and we could probably learn a thing or two about the process, trial and tribulations of passing your driving test. Be sure to check out the first episode and we shall also be reporting on our viewpoint of this new show.
Should be fun, click on image below to find out more
Watch Scarlett on BBC
The series follows new and beginner drivers on their journey to passing their driving tests. Like Scarlett, after years and years of lessons and many driving test failures, can they finally pass their driving test under the added pressure of being filmed. Stay tuned to find out....
PASS MEE DRIVING SCHOOL
So a simple act of flashing your car headlights to tell another driver, cyclist or pedestrian to proceed, which you may feel is a freindly gesture to other roadusers could end up costing you a fine of £1,000 or 3-points on your licence.
The Highwaycode says you should only use your car headlights to alert other drivers of your presence and not any other message.
The actual chances of being fined or penalised for doing this is highly unlikely and actually I don't know of anyone who has been fined for this.
But the findamental reason for this is that simply flashing your headlights could convey any number of messages or meaning which could and may be wrongly interpreted by other roadusers and in itself could cause an accident.
Other reasons why some motorists flash their cars headlights
Some motorists also use a flash of the headlights to warn other drivers of a speed camera or police check point.
And in this case you are potentially breaking the law as this could be construed as obstructing a police officer in doing their duties. Therefore you could be accused or a criminal offence. The maximum fine for obstructing a police officer is £1,000.
Can waving at other motorists lead to a £1,000 fine?
What is deemed by many drivers as a nice act or friendly gesture the simple act of taking one of your hands off the wheel could lead to you receiving a £1,00 fine or points on your licence. This is becuase the Highway code states you should drive with both hands on the wheel of your car. If you do not have both hands on the wheel you could be deemed and not being in control of your vehicle. So even a simple thumbs up or a gestured thank you could potentially lead to a fine.
Many roadusers have pointed out simple problems with this especially if you drive a manual car. And have asked how do you shift gears then?
Again there is a very small chance that you could be stopped and or fined for this but it is worth noting, especially if you are making an insurance claim and this evidence comes to light.
Warning: THESE ACTIONS COULD LEAD TO YOU FAILING YOUR DRIVING TEST
If you are deemed not to be incontrol of your car by taking one hand off the wheel this could be marked down by your examiner a minor fault on your driving test and if you do this repeatedly or make enough other mistakes you could fail. If you make 16 or more minor faults, you will fail your driving test.
What are the most common driving fines?
Whilst the above acts or gestures are unlikely to get you slapped with a driving fine here are the most common reasons to get fined whilst driving.
Winter Driving Tips and Advice
Although we recommend you don't drive in wintry conditions. We appreciate there maybe times you might have to drive. And also times you many get caught out by wintry weather conditions. Either way we have collated a list of top winter driving tips and helpful advice when driving in wintry conditions:
As you will notice many of our winter driving tips are all about being prepared. Remember if you don't need to drive don't. If you do need to drive in wintry conditions you need to prepare for every potential eventuality.
Stay Safe This Winter
Avoid this winter driving fine
Fancy a £2,500 fine for driving with snow on the roof of you car. This comes under bullet point 10 and 11. Make sure your care is road worth and will not represent danger to other drivers. This could come under the careless driving laws and could land you a fine and points on your driving licence.
Emergency Winter Driving Kit
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Winter driving Fines
A recent news article reported that you could get fine for driving your car for wearing excesive winter clothing. While this is true and you could be stopped for driving in atire that could prevent you from operating your vehicle without hinderance. I would assume that this would require some obscene amount of winter clothing for you to be actually fined,
Whilst this is actually correct, this can also be assumed in the opposite weather conditions.
So driving in a bikini and flip flops could equally land you with a driving penalty or fine.
It is just worth being a bit mindful of dressing correctly whilst driving what ever the weather.
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You can read the full news article below
Are you fit to drive?
The question is are you fit enough to drive? This question can be based on physical attributes, health and well-being.