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Park Road Roundabout Loughborough

Learning how the roundabouts near you work is important. What lane to be in to go where you need to go, which roundabouts have clear directional markings, which roundabouts are spiral roundabouts, which roundabouts are traffic light controlled, which aren't, which roundabouts that have crossings or lights on approach or at the exit.
Park Road Roundabout Loughborough
Tip - in heavy traffic keep your vehicle out of the keep clear markings so that you don't block the roundabout junctions. Traffic can build up on this roundabout when the traffic lights on the crossings near some of the exits of the roundabout cause traffic to stop. Be cautious entering the roundabout when traffic is stationary even if the keep clear markings are clear as it can become difficult to see to the right of the stationary traffic in some situations. Don't be put under pressure from vehicles behind you. Make sure your decision to go is a safe one.
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Clutch Control

LEARNING CLUTCH CONTROLClutch control is important to avoid stalling, being able to pull away smoothly, control the speed of the pull away and to be able to pull away efficiently on a hill. Manoeuvres also require a high level of clutch control by keeping the car at an incredibly slow steady speed so that you are in control. To work the clutch -Depress the clutch fully and select first gear.Provide the engine with a little extra power if necessary by very gently pressing the accelerator so that the rev counter reads around 1500 rpm.Ensure before your car moves that it is safe to do so and now very slowly, raise the clutch.When the clutch plates just start to meet, this is called the biting point. You will know it’s the at the bite point when the car will slowly start to move. The bite point will always be in the same place for that particular car. The key here is with plenty of practice is to remember where the bite point is. You may wish to practice finding the bite with the handbrak…

Speed Limits

National speed limits
Type of vehicleBuilt-up areas mph (km/h)Single carriageways mph (km/h)Dual carriageways mph (km/h)Motorways mph (km/h)Cars, motorcycles, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles30 (48)60 (96)70 (112)70 (112)Cars, motorcycles, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles when towing caravans or trailers30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Motorhomes or motor caravans (not more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight)30 (48)60 (96)70 (112)70 (112)Motorhomes or motor caravans (more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112)Buses, coaches and minibuses (not more than 12 metres overall length)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112)Buses, coaches and minibuses (more than 12 metres overall length)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Goods vehicles (not more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)70 (112)
60 (96) if articulated or towing a trailerGoods vehicles (more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) in England and Wales30 (48)50 (80)60 (96)60 (96)Goo…

Moving Off Safely and Smoothly

Moving off is safely, smoothly and with confidence is a key element to remember, get right and perfect.Try not to get your clutch control confused with the technique used when changing gear. It will get easier and stay put in your mind like riding a bike.Get The Car Ready To GoIt’s very important that before you complete your all round observations and signal to pull away that you’re car is actually ready to go.If you don't get the car into first gear and remove the handbrake / Parking brake (keeping your right foot on the brake) then the car is not ready to go and will cause delay and the situation will inevitably change and may no longer be safe to pull out.Your preparation process:Put the key in the ignition and turn until you hear the engine startPush down on the clutch and put the car in first gearRaise the clutch to the point that the car growls, then push down a bit - about the thickness of a pound coinTake off your handbrake but use the foot brake if you don’t feel confide…

Climbing and crawler lanes

Climbing and crawler lanes are provided on some hills. Use this lane if you are driving a slow-moving vehicle or if there are vehicles behind you wishing to overtake. Be aware of the signs and road markings which indicate the lane is about to end.
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Single carriageway

Where a single carriageway has three lanes and the road markings or signs do not give priority to traffic in either direction
use the middle lane only for overtaking or turning right. Remember, you have no more right to use the middle lane than a driver coming from the opposite directiondo not use the right-hand lane.
Where a single carriageway has four or more lanes, use only the lanes that signs or markings indicate.
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Dual Carriageways

Lane discipline
If you need to change lane, first use your mirrors and if necessary take a quick sideways glance to make sure you will not force another road user to change course or speed. When it is safe to do so, signal to indicate your intentions to other road users and when clear, move over.
You should follow the signs and road markings and get into the lane as directed. In congested road conditions do not change lanes unnecessarily. Merging in turn is recommended but only if safe and appropriate when vehicles are travelling at a very low speed, e.g. when approaching road works or a road traffic incident. It is not recommended at high speed. Dual carriageways
A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways.

On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.

On a three-lane dual carriageway, you …