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When did you last read yours? For over 90 years, The Highway Code has been the official guide to using the roads safely and legally. It has contributed enormously to road safety. However, every day, on average, 4 people are killed and 60 people are seriously injured in road collisions. This edition of The Highway Code introduces new responsibilities towards vulnerable road users. So it’s important for everyone on the road, including drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians, to update their knowledge. The Highway Code contains the latest rules of the road, including changes to parking and much more. A failure to observe any of the provisions of The Highway Code might be used as evidence in legal proceedings.
The Official DVSA Guide to Driving; the essential skills – is packed with advice for learners, professionals and instructors. It will help you to pass your theory test, as it’s one of the source books for the official DVSA theory test questions, and includes advice on driving safely at night, in a fuel-efficient manner, in adverse weather, on motorways and through roadworks. This guide is for learner drivers, experienced drivers, and for theory and practical test candidates. This comprehensive guide is the industry-standard driving manual and will help you through a lifetime of safe driving.
The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers is the only official DVSA revision guide for your theory test. It includes hundreds of practice questions on all 14 topics and will help you to learn the way you want to and then test yourself, so you know when you’re ready to pass. This guide is for learner car drivers who not only want to sit their theory test, but to pass first time. It includes all the latest official revision questions, loads of useful photos and diagrams and top tips to help you pass, and will help you through a lifetime of safe driving.
This official book includes a multiple choice test, to assess your knowledge of driving theory in general, as well as with specific reference to driving larger vehicles, and a hazard perception test, to assess your hazard recognition skills. This book contains hundreds of questions that are very similar to the questions you’ll be asked in the test and cover the same topics. It’s easy to read and explains why the answers are correct. References to the source material also appear with each question. Everyone learns in different ways, so this book has features to help you understand driving theory whatever kind of learner you are, including bite-size chunks of information, which are easier to understand at your own pace, lots of photographs and images to illustrate what you’re learning, things to discuss and practise with your instructor, to put your learning about each topic into practice, and instruction on meeting the standards, to help you understand how each topic relates to the National Driving Standard for lorry and bus drivers. This book is designed to help you learn about the theory of driving large vehicles and to practise for the test.
This official book will help you to appreciate how, as the driver of a goods vehicle, you’ll be in control of one of the biggest types of vehicle on our roads. You’ll also probably spend more time than the average driver behind the wheel, so you have a particular responsibility to drive safely, and with respect towards other road users. Becoming a professional driver takes a special kind of approach and attitude. You’ll need to understand the theory behind driving a goods vehicle, as well as learning all the skills and techniques for handling a lorry and the goods you carry. And, importantly, you’ll need to develop a strong awareness of other, more vulnerable road users and how to behave around them on our increasingly crowded roads. Unfortunately, recent years have seen a sharp increase in the number of collisions between lorries and cyclists – particularly in London. Of course, it isn’t necessarily the driver’s fault, but the cyclist almost always comes off worse. So, it’s your responsibility as a driver to make sure you have the knowledge and skills to try and make sure these collisions don’t happen. Keep up to date with new information, advice and technology and you’ll be a better, safer driver. This new edition contains the information you’ll need to prepare for the extended theory and practical tests that link to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). Put this information into practice and you should be able to reach the high standards demanded of a safe and responsible lorry driver.
To prove that you have the right knowledge, understanding and attitude to be a safe and responsible rider, you’ll need to pass the theory test. It includes a multiple choice test, to assess your knowledge of riding theory, and a hazard perception test, to assess your hazard recognition skills. This book contains hundreds of questions, which are very similar to the questions you’ll be asked in the test and cover the same topics. It’s easy to read, and explains why the answers are correct. References to the source material also appear with each question. Everyone learns in different ways, so this book has features to help you understand riding theory whatever kind of learner you are, including bite-size chunks of information, which are easier to understand at your own pace, lots of photographs and images to illustrate what you’re learning, 14 topic-specific case studies and 6 mixed-topic ones, just like those you’ll get in the test, things to discuss and practise with your trainer, to put your learning about each topic into practice, meeting the standards, to help you understand how each topic relates to the National Standard for Riding. This book is designed to help you learn about the theory of riding and to practise for the test.
The Official DVSA Guide to Riding; the essential skills is packed with advice for learners, professionals and trainers, and will help you pass your theory test, as it’s one of the source books for the official DVSA motorcycle theory test questions. Whether you’re a learner, an experienced motorcyclist or an instructor, this book will help you to develop safe riding skills for life. This guide is for learner motorcyclists, experienced motorcyclists, and specifically for theory and practical test candidates – it’s THE comprehensive guide and the only OFFICIAL, industry-standard riding manual that will help you through a lifetime of safe riding.
This official book is specifically designed to help goods vehicle drivers prepare for their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). The book focuses on case studies (Module 2 of the Driver CPC test) and the vehicle safety demonstration (Module 4 of the test), complementing the other official titles in the DVSA range. Essential reading for all learner professional goods vehicle drivers.
Section 1 of this book is designed to help you get the most out of the compulsory basic training (CBT) course. Check it as you progress through each element, and it’ll help you gain a better understanding of what you need to achieve. The other sections will help you learn to ride competently and prepare for and pass your practical motorcycle test modules. Section two describes all the Key skills you’ll need, from legal responsibilities through to how to cope with challenging weather conditions and road surfaces. Section three is all about the theory and practical tests, your test machine, and how to book your tests. Section four describes Module 1, the off-road practical riding test and includes comprehensive instruction on all the manoeuvres and skills you’ll need to master. Section five is all about Module 2, the on-road practical riding test, with instruction and what’s expected concerning eyesight, safety, stopping and moving away, independent riding, and the enhanced rider scheme. Finally, Section six describes the retesting process and how to apply for a retest.
This official book is specifically designed to help bus and coach drivers prepare for their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). The book focuses on case studies (Module 2 of the Driver CPC test) and the vehicle safety demonstration (Module 4 of the test), complementing the other official titles in the DVSA range. Essential reading for all learner PCV (passenger-carrying vehicle) drivers.
The only official guide that explains the standard required to complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course and pass your practical riding test.
• Getting started – guides you through the process of learning to ride, including an explanation of the licensing regulations
• Key riding skills – detailed information on all five CBT elements, the skills you'll need to demonstrate and reminders to help you focus on key information
• Record your progress – includes a CBT record for you to complete
• Practical test explained – describes the modules you'll need to complete to pass your practical test
• What to expect on the day – takes the mystery out of the practical test so you can be confident on the day
This ebook will benefit all drivers, but it’s especially relevant to those who are returning to driving after a break, to update you on the knowledge and skills you need to drive safely, anyone looking to drive for their job, or increasing their mileage for work, drivers who’ve recently been convicted of a traffic offence, to help you reflect on the reasons you committed the offence and work out how to improve your driving in the future, nervous drivers looking to develop strategies to improve their confidence levels, older drivers, to help you evaluate your driving and reduce your risk, approved driving instructors, as supporting material in your understanding of the human aspects of driving, and anyone interested in the psychological aspects of driving.