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UK Trains and Travelling By Rail

UK Trains and Travelling By Rail

The railway in the UK has been in operations for hundreds of years.  Since 1995, there have been over 20 different train companies managing the network of railways, trains and tracks.  All these companies work together under the main title “National Rail”, with co-ordinated fares, […]

The Top Tips for Driving in the UK

The Top Tips for Driving in the UK

Many holiday makers find that self drive breaks are a great way to see the countryside, take more time to explore hidden places and enjoy their time while away.  When driving on holiday in teh British Isles, there are some good tips to take heed […]

Motorway Driving in the UK

Motorway Driving in the UK

In the UK, the motorways are the fastest roads available, even though they sometimes don’t seem very fast when the traffic is heavy!  Here are some helpful hints for driving on Britain’s motorways.

Join the motorway via a slip road.  It is a good idea to accelerate roughly up to the speed of the motorway, as this will make it easier to slot into the flow of cars.  It is important to give way to cars on the road already, by checking your mirrors and looking over your shoulder.

It is important to stick to the left side of the road as much as you can.  As long as the road ahead is clear, you should stay left for as long as possible.  You can overtake slower vehicles by using the middle and right lane, but you should head back over to the left as soon as possible after completing your manoeuvre.  The police can now pull drivers over if they appear to be “hogging” the middle lane!

Overtaking should be done on the right of other vehicles, unless you are crawling along in a jam.  Always check in your mirrors and blindspot before pulling out!

UK Car Hire and Changes to the Law

UK Car Hire and Changes to the Law

In June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo driving licence in the UK was scrapped.  The counterpart contained information about penalty points the driver may have had.  Similarly, old style paper licences issued before 1998 are still valid byt won’t be updated with points […]