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Addicted to using mobile phones whilst driving

This is shocking news, for one there has been a ban on using mobile phones whilst driving for years and for another the youngsters have to answer questions regarding phone use in their theory test. Being out on the road a lot we have noticed a definite increase in flaunting of phone laws amongst drivers. Th biggest concern as far as we are concerned are the parents who choose to text/call when behind the wheel with their young offspring sitting in the back copying their parents already, therefore normalising this behaviour.

Research has shown that a drink driver has better reactions than someone who is sober but operates a mobile phone. If that doesn’t tell you something what else does?

The Highway Code states that you should keep a 2 second gap between yourself and the vehicle in front under normal dry road conditions, double that in wet ones. Two seconds is the bare minimum for someone who is looking ahead. This distance is a reactionary timeframe, as the focus is on the vehicle in front to keep that distance, looking further ahead to anticipate and plan for any changes is what is required. But most cars follow far too close giving maybe 1-2 car lengths or about a second.

Let’s do the maths.

At 30mph we cover 45ft per second which translates into 90ft for a 2 second gap or 180ft in 4 seconds in adverse weather.

At 70mph we cover 105ft per second which equates to 210ft for 2 seconds or 420ft in 4 seconds in adverse weather.

Even at 10 or 20mph you are still covering 15-30ft per second, which is more than a standard car length.

Those who text whilst driving or check their messages divert their eyes off the road for and average of 3-4 seconds, hence, effectively driving blind somewhere between 45/60ft at 10mph and 315/420ft at 70mph. Plus, chances are your vehicle starts drifting across other lanes increasing the risks to yourself and others.

Some insurance companies have taken the steps to no longer accept those who have penalty points for mobile phone offences. Some professions, e.g. Bus Driver, have also taken the step to exclude such applicants from their recruitment process.

We also want to point out that the above also applies to anyone who supervises a Learner.

Drive responsible. drive safe.

This is shocking news, for one there has been a ban on using mobile phones whilst driving for years and for another the youngsters have to answer questions regarding phone use in their theory test. Being out on the road a lot we have noticed a definite increase in flaunting of phone laws amongst drivers. Th biggest concern as far as we are concerned are the parents who choose to text/call when behind the wheel with their young offspring sitting in the back copying their parents already, therefore normalising this behaviour.

Research has shown that a drink driver has better reactions than someone who is sober but operates a mobile phone. If that doesn’t tell you something what else does?

The Highway Code states that you should keep a 2 second gap between yourself and the vehicle in front under normal dry road conditions, double that in wet ones. Two seconds is the bare minimum for someone who is looking ahead. This distance is a reactionary timeframe, as the focus is on the vehicle in front to keep that distance, looking further ahead to anticipate and plan for any changes is what is required. But most cars follow far too close giving maybe 1-2 car lengths or about a second.

Let’s do the maths.

At 30mph we cover 45ft per second which translates into 90ft for a 2 second gap or 180ft in 4 seconds in adverse weather.

At 70mph we cover 105ft per second which equates to 210ft for 2 seconds or 420ft in 4 seconds in adverse weather.

Even at 10 or 20mph you are still covering 15-30ft per second, which is more than a standard car length.

Those who text whilst driving or check their messages divert their eyes off the road for and average of 3-4 seconds, hence, effectively driving blind somewhere between 45/60ft at 10mph and 315/420ft at 70mph. Plus, chances are your vehicle starts drifting across other lanes increasing the risks to yourself and others.

Some insurance companies have taken the steps to no longer accept those who have penalty points for mobile phone offences. Some professions, e.g. Bus Driver, have also taken the step to exclude such applicants from their recruitment process.

We also want to point out that the above also applies to anyone who supervises a Learner.

Drive responsible. Drive safe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44584261

Tears of joy after early Morning Driving Lessons pay off for FrankLyDriving.uk Student

FrankLyDriving.uk Student Madina elected to have early morning Driving Lessons, despite having to commute from Brighton by Train. Her sheer dedication and determination paid off when she passed her Practical Driving Test at Eastbourne Driving Test Centre today. Even pre-test nerves could not stop her today.

Madina’s Driving Instructor, Frank, was very pleased with his Student’s performance. “Consider you have to commute into work for an early start”, he says. “This does not sound like fun for most people. Now consider getting up even earlier so you can’t have a Driving Lesson before you start work. That’s dedication and commitment to getting your driving licence. I don’t even want to think about what time she had to get up to start her Driver Training at 07.00hrs in Eastbourne.”

Driving Test pass with Driving School FrankLyDriving.uk

Early morning Driving Lessons Paid off. FrankLyDriving.uk Driving instructor Frank is very proud of his Student Madina.

Londoner Baji passes Driving Test with Eastbourne based Driving School FrankLyDriving.uk

Congratulations Baji for passing your Driving Test

Baji from London passes his Driving Test with Eastbourne based Driving School FrankLyDriving.uk


London based Baji was determined to pass his Driving Test. So much so, he travelled to Esstbourne for his Driving Lessons with Local Driving School FrankLyDriving.uk. Baji’s Driving Instructor was impressed with his Students commitment, which was rewarded with a Tezt Pass.

Eastbourne Driving School enjoys teaching in Snow

Driving in first snow of the season

Always drive within your level of competence and to the prevailing weather and Road Conditions

First Snow falling in Eastbourne today and we are loving it. As a Driving School we really enjoy teaching at this time of the year.

The early dark evenings give the majority of our students a chance to experience Night Driving. In addition, falling temperatures & adverse weather conditions, Rain, Fog, Sleet, Snow and Ice, offer great opportunities to prepare for Winter Driving.

FrankLyDriving.uk Student Matthew (photo) really enjoyed his Driving Lesson today. Apart from appreciaing the need to Plan Ahead and a Smooth Driving Style, basic Car Dynamics also came into it. Overall Matthew’s Driving Instructor, Frank, was very pleased with his student’s progress.

Always drive within your Level of Competence and respect the prevailing Weather and Road Conditions. If in doubt always seek Professional Advice.

Drive Safe. Drive Responsibly!

New Driving Test, Examiner Strike & a Test Pass

Congratulation Ollie on Passing the New Driving Test

New Driving Test, Examiner Strike & a Test Pass

FrankLyDriving.uk Student Ollie passes Driving Test with only 1 Minor Driving Fault in Eastbourne.

On December 5, Ollie P passed his Test with only one minor Driving Fault, which he himself feels was avoidable. His Driving Instructor, Frank, feels Ollie is too hard on himself. Afterall, the new Driving Test was only introduced the previous day and there was the threat of the 2-day Examiner Strike.

Ollie’s willingness to listen to his Driving Instructor’s advice and applying himself during Driving Lessons really paid off. Well done!

Drive responsibly. Drive safe!

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