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There has been much attention and advice on driver distraction over recent years mainly due to the increased use of mobile phones in vehicles. However, it is becoming even clearer that it is not only mobile phones that distract drivers and therefore cause accidents. Drivers “multi-tasking” is contributing significantly to increases in road accidents.
It’s not only drivers who are distracted though. Pedestrians, cyclists and other road users can get distracted and therefore increase their risk of danger and accidents. Being distracted means that someone is paying attention to a secondary activity and not paying full attention to the task in hand. The second activity diverts the attention away from the primary activity thus making it more likely that mistakes are made. In the case of driving, a driver may be distracted by their phone or a passenger or even the radio. It makes them less observant and less likely to make the right decisions about manoeuvres.
When distraction occurs, drivers make errors of judgement, they fail to notice hazards or make dangerous decisions. This is why here at Andy1st driving school in Potters Bar we focus greatly on observational techniques and hazard perception. Obviously, learning the manoeuvres required to park and drive the car is essential for passing your test and then life out on the road. However, we believe that spending time on the essentials needed to stay safe is also very important.
This may seem like an odd thing for a driving school to analyse but we look at collision data for towns and cities all around the country. This helps us identify “hot spots” where higher than average numbers of accidents occur. This is not meant to scare anyone but to help pupils and instructors know where these tricky areas are. If there are a few junctions where the traffic signals are difficult to manoeuvre or there are changes to traffic controls then practice makes perfect. We feel it is best to familiarise yourself with these difficult areas and work at them. Having the foresight of knowing they could cause problems allows you to approach with extra care and apply more concentration and caution.
So, in and around the Potters Bar area we would strongly advise you taking considerable care if you have any need, after passing your test, to approach or travel on the M25. The approach and ring road (A1000, Southgate Road) has a large number of accidents reported on it especially on the slip roads getting onto and off the motorway. Please approach this whole area with caution.
Another part of the area to watch out for is Darkes Lane close to Potters Bar station. Again, there are a number of accidents reported here over the past few years.
Finally, on the High Street where it joins with the A1000 and the A111 has been identified as a hotspot and has a considerable number of collisions reported there also. Take care around that area.
Just to clarify, as we’ve said, this isn’t meant to scare you. This is simply to highlight potential troublesome spots so that you and your instructor can work on them and practise allowing you to approach them with confidence when you tackle them alone.
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Head Office address:
4 Olton Road,
Andy1st driving school
1a Highfield Road
Tel: 0121 778 4777
Mobile: 077 077 27 900
Mon 10 till 5
Tue 10 till 5
Wed 10 till 5
Thurs 10 till 5
Fri 10 till 5
Sat 10 till 2
You can book 10 hours of lessons with us and we'll give you a discount!