Advanced Driving

Motorcycle cornering

On average about a quarter of motorcycle fatalities every year happen on rural roads often on a corner where the road changes direction. This 5 minute video features a police advanced motorcyclist who shares some of his experiences to help riders plan for what you can see, what you can’t see or realistically expect to …

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Advanced Driving Techniques

CyprusDriving and RoSPA Advanced / Defensive driver training is based on the UK police driver’s handbook ‘Roadcraft: The Essential Police Driver’s Handbook’. This system of advanced driving is suitable for any advanced driver training but in particular Cyprus. We drive on the left, as in the UK, and the laws in general are the same …

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Speed and Safety

Speed and Safety These are the key points to remember: Do not drive at speed unless you are competent and it is safe to do so. Be familiar with the controls and the handling characteristics of your vehicle – use the controls smoothly. High speed driving requires maximum alertness. If you cannot achieve a high …

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Car Handling Characteristics

The effects of natural forces acting on a vehicle when accelerating and braking. Under acceleration. The weight is transferred to the rear of the vehicle.The rear tyres gain grip.The front becomes lighter.The front tyres loose grip. Under braking. The weight is transferred to the front of the vehicle.The front tyres gain grip.The rear becomes lighter.The …

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Use of Brakes

PROGRESSIVE BRAKING TECHNIQUE Aim to make all braking manoeuvres in plenty of time. Foot pressure on the pedal should be progressive and increased steadily. A – Gently take up the initial free movement of the brake pedal. B – Increase the pressure smoothly until the required speed is lost. C – Relax the pedal pressure …

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Use of Gears

Get the Right Gear! You should aim to: Be in the correct gear for every road speed and traffic situation. Make all gear changes smoothly. Engage a chosen gear without going through an intermediate gear first. (Referred to as Block Changing) Know the approximate maximum road speed for each gear of the vehicle. These key …

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The Two Second Rule

THE TWO SECOND RULE is a simple, effective way to work out the MINIMUM distance for following another vehicle in good road and weather conditions.t In bad weather the distance should be doubled. When the car in front passes a convenient landmark, such as a bridge or road sign. Count one second – Count two …

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Hazards

Hazard Management. Correct use of the five phases of the system will give you a safe and methodical approach to hazards. What is a Hazard? Basically, anything which is potentially dangerous. Use your skills to recognize a hazard, plan for it and take the appropriate action. The Three main categories of Hazard are: Physical features …

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Important changes to the UK Highway Code are now in force.
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