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Driving has become an essential skill in Western society. If you haven't passed your driving test yet you will find some useful tips in the videos below. And if you can already drive, check your knowledge and compare the way you were taught.

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In normal driving conditions, you should hold the steering wheel at either the or position.
When turning thread the steering wheel through your hands pushing and pulling from the to . When , turning the steering wheel left steers the car left.

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Pressing the clutch pedal down releases the engine from the . Having changed , disengage the clutch pedal smoothly and quickly. Travelling with the clutch pedal is called coasting and decreases the control you have over the vehicle and it can be dangerous when turning or . The point where the clutch pedals meet where the engine connects with the wheels is called the biting point. When reached you will feel the car . By varying the between the clutch plates it is possible to control the of the car. This is called clutch control. Clutch control is especially useful when manoeuvring in , when moving in very slow moving traffic or when

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Never overtake in these situations:
On dead ground, as an oncoming vehicle would disappear from view as they .
Approaching a
Approaching a
Approaching the brow of a
When overtaking cycles and motorcycles the minimum width of clearance you should give them is the width of a , more in conditions.
With normal road markings, you can overtake it is safe to do so.
With Hazard ahead markings, again, you can overtake it safe to do so.
With no overtaking markings, you may only cross this line to pass a station vehicle or overtake a peddle cycle or horse or vehicle if they are travelling at m/h or less.

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When your way forward is blocked by an obstacle such as a parked car, to oncoming traffic.
As you approach an obstacle, look , assess the situation. If necessary, stop and give way to oncoming traffic.
Check your mirrors, if necessary then pull smoothly away, checking your as you pull back into the .

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