Quick Guide For Road Works Warning Signs

– By ANewDriver


Warning signs for road work will warn you of hazards ahead, such as roundabouts, crossroads, dangerous bends or anything else that would call on you to drive more carefully.

You should always take special care when you see a warning sign. If you fail to observe these signs you could create an emergency. Like other warning signs, these are diamond or rectangular in shape and have a black border and black symbols or text. However, they are orange in colour instead of yellow.


Sign for roadworks ahead Roadworks ahead
Sign for one-lane crossover out One-lane crossover (out)
Sign for one-lane crossover back One-lane crossover back)
Sign to move to the left (one lane) Move to left (one lane)
Sign to move to the right (one lane) Move to right (one lane)
Sign to move to the left (two lanes) Move to left (two lanes)
Sign to move to the right (two lanes) Move to right (two lanes)
Sign for an obstruction between lanes Obstruction between lanes
Sign showing end of obstruction between lanes End of obstruction between lanes
Sign showing start of central reserve or obstruction Start of central reserve or obstruction
<empSign showing end of central reserve or obstruction End of central reserve or obstruction
Sign showing lanes diverging at crossover Lanes diverge at crossover
Sign showing lanes rejoining at crossover Lanes rejoin at crossover
Sign showing two lanes crossover (back) Two-lanes crossover (back)
Sign showing two lanes crossover (out) Two-lanes crossover (out)
Sign showing single lane Single lane (for shuttle working)
Sign showing two-way traffic Two-way traffic
Sign showing road narrows from left Road narrows from left
Sign showing road narrows from right Road narrows from right
Sign showing road narrows on both sides Road narrows on both sides
Sign showing nearside lane (of two) closed Nearside lane (of two) closed
Sign showing offside lane (of two) closed Offside lane (of two) closed
Sign showing offside lane (of three) closed Offside lane (of three) closed
Sign showing nearside lane (of three) closed Nearside lane (of three) closed
Sign showing two offside lanes (of three) closed Two offside lanes (of three) closed
Sign showing two nearside lanes (of three) closed Alternative Sign showing two nearside lanes (of three) closed Two nearside lanes (of three) closed.
Two alternative styles.
Sign showing offside lane (of four) closed Offside lane (of four) closed
Sign showing nearside lane (of four) closed Nearside lane (of four) closed
Sign showing Two offside lanes (of four) closed
Two nearside lanes Closed Two nearside lanes (of four) closed
Sign showing Side road on left Side road on left
Sign showing Side road on right Side road on right
Sign showing Site access on left Site access on left
Sign showing Site access on right Site access on right
Sign showing Temporary traffic signals ahead Temporary traffic signals ahead
Sign showing Flagman ahead Flagman ahead
Sign showing Queues likely Queues likely
Sign showing hump or ramp Hump or ramp
Sign showing uneven surface Uneven surface
Sign showing slippery road Slippery road
Sign showing loose chippings Loose chippings
Sign showing pedestrians cross to the left Pedestrians cross to left
Sign showing pedestrians cross to the right Pedestrians cross to right
Sign showing Overhead electric cables Overhead electric cables
Sign showing detour ahead Detour ahead
Sign showing Detour to left Detour to left
Sign showing Detour to left Detour to right
Sign showing road closed Road closed
Sign showing diverted traffic left Diverted traffic left
Sign showing diverted traffic Diverted traffic Right
Sign showing diverted traffic Diverted traffic
Sign showing diverted traffic Diverted traffic
Sign showing end of detour End of detour
Sign showing detour destination Detour destination

Information plates at roadworks

Sign showing distance (200m) Distance
Sign showing length (for X km) Length
Sign showing direction Direction
Sign showing direction and distance Direction and Distance
Sign showing end End
Sign showing cautionart speed (35km/h) Cautionary speed
Sign showing slow Slow
Sign showing concealed entrance Concealed entrance
Sign showing type of works Type of works
Sign showing use hard shoulder Use hard shoulder
Sign showing hard shoulder closed Hard shoulder closed
Sign showing unfinished road surface Unfinished road surface
Barrier boards (red and white) Barrier Boards
Chevron boards (black and yellow) Chevron board
Sign showing speed limit (30km/h) ahead (200m) Speed limit ahead

Manual traffic control sign at roadworks

Sign showing flagman ahead Flagman ahead
Sign showing Stop Stop
Sign showing Go Sign showing Téigh (go in Irish) Either form of Go or Téigh can be used

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How To Stay Cool During Your Driving Test

How To Stay Cool During Your Driving Test

By AnewDriver


We all suffer with nerves from time to time; however, a driving test is probably one of those times when your nerves may affect you more than usual. If you’re feeling anxious about your test, or even nervous about driving lessons, here are some helpful tips on ‘how to stay cool and stop your nerves during your driving test.’


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1. Practice as much as possible

This may be an obvious tip, however the more you are in the car driving, learning and practising your maneuvers and gaining experience, the less likely you are to make a mistake on the big day.
If there is a particular maneuver, or area you are unsure with, make sure that leading up to your test you perfect it with your instructor. You could also head out with a family member, or friend to help practice, however try not to pick up any bad habits from the experienced driver next to you.

2. Eat Well!

A person’s diet can have a huge affect on their stress levels. There are also many foods that can radically reduce anxiety. Almonds, for example, contain the nutrient Zinc, this is key for maintaining a balanced mood and will also keep hunger at bay during your test, whilst porridge with blueberries are filled with antioxidants that are said to be extremely beneficial for relieving stress. Bananas are great for stopping hunger pangs, but also as a ‘driving test nerves breakfast’, as it contains tryptophan, which the human body converts into serotonin – more known as the happy hormone. Dark chocolate is also great for this too, however, if you don’t fancy filling up on food before your test, simply distract your nerves with a mint, or chewing gum instead. And let’s not forget about the drinks: No caffeine intake before the test! Instead, try herbal teas, fresh juices or just water.

3. Get Comfy

As well as ensuring a good night’s sleep, plenty of practice and a healthy breakfast, when it comes to the moment when you step into the car, make sure you take time to breathe and create a safe environment around you. Open the window a little for some fresh air; check your seat so that you’re not hunched or cramped and double check your mirrors are in the correct position. You’re in no rush to get started so start everything in your own time and put yourself in full control.

4. Don’t be afraid of Silence

Your instructor may have been chatty on your lessons, talking you through maneuvers and giving advice, but when it comes to your test, you may experience a long period of silence other than simple navigation instructions. Learn to accept this and instead, use it to your advantage so you can focus your full concentration on the road ahead.

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5. Faults

If you feel you have made a mistake on the day, don’t panic! You may feel it was a huge mistake, but your examiner might think differently. Don’t let it affect your drive ahead and try to relax. Some learners have even admitted that after thinking they had failed with a mistake, they relaxed more and enjoyed the drive, only to be told at the end that had in fact passed.

6. Don’t tell the world

Try not to tell everyone you know that you have a test coming up. Instead, limit the news to close friends and family as the more people that know, the more anxious you will be for the end result. Good Luck!


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Top 10 Driving Test Failure Points

 


A lot of Learner Drivers ask themselves what are the most important points to watch for before and during their Test. So here is the Top 10 Driving Test Failure Points to consider for your Driving Test:


1. Nerves:
They cause you not drive at your best and have a significant effect on your decision-making. Try not to think too much about the test. Do your best and remember if you fail, you can always do it again!


2. Clutch:
If you have a bad “coasting” problem on the clutch you will have NO chance of passing the test. I will demonstrate and explain how to fix your bad habits on the clutch.


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3. Reverse around a corner:
Major failing point for a lot of test candidates. I´ll show you a techniques how to do it and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!


4. Observation:
Incorrect/ineffective observation moving off, turning right and left plus roundabouts, changing lanes,overtaking, and slowing down/stopping.


5. Reaction to Hazards:
Little or no anticipation or reacting late to a hazard or possible danger ahead i.e a speed ramps or pulling in for an oncoming car on a narrow road etc.


6. Position:
Incorrect position on the straight by driving too far to the right on the road. Too wide turning left or hitting a kerb. Cutting corners turning right or going too far before you turn i.e “swan-necking”


7. Progress:
Taking too long or lack of progress on the straight by driving too slow on the strain and particularly turning right at junctions and traffic lights.


8. Vehicle Controls:
Improper use of or not using accelerator, clutch, gears, foot-brake, handbrake, secondary controls, effectively.


9. Clearance to stationary vehicles:
Not giving the “width of a door” clearance or driving unnecessarily too close to parked vehicles.


10. Traffic signs:
Failure to completely “STOP” at a stop sign.


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We can cover (within reason) the specific areas you will be tested on and therefore increase the probability of catching any problems that might occur during your test.

A pre-test lesson also works as a mental boost to your overall confidence before you take the real test. Having gone through a dry run and getting the advice from the ADI Instructor will leave you more relaxed and happier going into your test.

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A New Driver is a driving school run by James Hickey. We offer driving lessons from beginners (teen drivers, late starters) to advanced (refreshers)

We will pick you up from your home in Sutton and drop you back too. We will get you driving in and around Sutton so that you are familiar with your home area before taking further challenges.

James did all his training in the U.K passing all his exams under the strict scrutiny of the Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A),having obtained the qualification A.D.I. Approved Driving Instructor.

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James set up his own company in August 2005 and has had no shortage of successful and happy clients from Sutton, who highly recommend him for both lessons and pretests.

At A New Driver driving school every pupil whether nervous from complete beginner right up to test standard is given my 100% attention.
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We can pick a preferred driving route or a route around Sutton.

Driving lessons are carried out in 2014 Audi A1 fitted with dual controls for your safety and comes equipped with power steering,air conditioning, ABS and many other safety features Lessons can be carried out in your own car if desired.
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As a fully qualified driving instructor James Hickey offers students, through his Dublin driving school, a range of driving instruction options: from private lessons , to edt driving lessons, to pre-test. His EDT course provides the full 12 hours of EDT instruction required. Driving lessons Dublin are a key offering from James. He specialises in providing driving instructions in most of the north Dublin residential areas, where he’s based.

 

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A New Driver is a driving school run by James Hickey. We offer driving lessons from beginners (teen drivers, late starters) to advanced (refreshers)

We will pick you up from your home in Santry and drop you back too. We will get you driving in and around Santry so that you are familiar with your home area before taking further challenges.

James did all his training in the U.K passing all his exams under the strict scrutiny of the Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A),having obtained the qualification A.D.I. Approved Driving Instructor.

Fully qualified RSA ADI (APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR) servicing your area.

James set up his own company in August 2005 and has had no shortage of successful and happy clients from Santry, who highly recommend him for both lessons and pretests.

At A New Driver driving school every pupil whether nervous from complete beginner right up to test standard is given my 100% attention.
Click on Testimonials to see list of satisfied customers.

We can pick a preferred driving route or a route around Santry.

Driving lessons are carried out in 2014 Audi A1 fitted with dual controls for your safety and comes equipped with power steering,air conditioning, ABS and many other safety features Lessons can be carried out in your own car if desired.
Learn to Drive At A New Driver and you don’t be disappointed. James’ first time pass rate is well above average owing to his great pride in his work looking for a SAFE, CONFIDENT, COMFORTABLE drive.

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A New Driver is a driving school run by James Hickey. We offer driving lessons from beginners (teen drivers, late starters) to advanced (refreshers)

We will pick you up from your home in Raheny and drop you back too. We will get you driving in and around Raheny so that you are familiar with your home area before taking further challenges.

James did all his training in the U.K passing all his exams under the strict scrutiny of the Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A),having obtained the qualification A.D.I. Approved Driving Instructor.

Fully qualified RSA ADI (APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR) servicing your area.

James set up his own company in August 2005 and has had no shortage of successful and happy clients from Raheny, who highly recommend him for both lessons and pretests.

At A New Driver driving school every pupil whether nervous from complete beginner right up to test standard is given my 100% attention.
Click on Testimonials to see list of satisfied customers.

We can pick a preferred driving route or a route around Raheny.

Driving lessons are carried out in 2014 Audi A1 fitted with dual controls for your safety and comes equipped with power steering,air conditioning, ABS and many other safety features Lessons can be carried out in your own car if desired.
Learn to Drive At A New Driver and you don’t be disappointed. James’ first time pass rate is well above average owing to his great pride in his work looking for a SAFE, CONFIDENT, COMFORTABLE drive.

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A New Driver is a driving school run by James Hickey. We offer driving lessons from beginners (teen drivers, late starters) to advanced (refreshers)

We will pick you up from your home in Portmarnock and drop you back too. We will get you driving in and around Portmarnock so that you are familiar with your home area before taking further challenges.

James did all his training in the U.K passing all his exams under the strict scrutiny of the Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A),having obtained the qualification A.D.I. Approved Driving Instructor.

Fully qualified RSA ADI (APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR) servicing your area.

James set up his own company in August 2005 and has had no shortage of successful and happy clients from Portmarnock, who highly recommend him for both lessons and pretests.

At A New Driver driving school every pupil whether nervous from complete beginner right up to test standard is given my 100% attention.
Click on Testimonials to see list of satisfied customers.

We can pick a preferred driving route or a route around Portmarnock.

Driving lessons are carried out in 2014 Audi A1 fitted with dual controls for your safety and comes equipped with power steering,air conditioning, ABS and many other safety features Lessons can be carried out in your own car if desired.
Learn to Drive At A New Driver and you don’t be disappointed. James’ first time pass rate is well above average owing to his great pride in his work looking for a SAFE, CONFIDENT, COMFORTABLE drive.

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