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Driving in Bright Sun


 

Driving in Bright Sun

Driving in Bright Sun

 

Driving in Bright Sun

 

It’s great when the weather is warm and sunny but it brings with it signficant risks when driving. The bright sun can make visability poor due to heat haze and reflections. We have all witnessed the “mirage of water” on the road. In the desert it might fool you into thinking that a cool drink is nearby. However, when driving, it restricts your view of the road ahead.

The sun reflecting on your dashboard can mean that you just see a reflection of the dashboard on the inside of your windscreen and not the road ahead. This can be a “Wee Bit” dangerous, I’m sure you agree.

Driving from bright sunshine into the shadow created by overhanging trees can be like driving into an un-lit tunnel not knowing what is in front of you. For all you know there could be a herd of Wilderbeast grazing ahead. OK, that’s unlikely but you get the point.

Recognised the risk, adjust your speed accordingly and be prepared to stop.

One important aspect of becoming a good driver is to recognised when others coming towards you will have a poor view. For example, you may be emerging from the “Tunnel of Trees” and see someone coming towards you. You could anticipate that they may have a poor view of you. Or you may have the sun behind you, meaning they are looking directly into the sun.

 


Driving School Melton Mowbray


 

DRIVING SCHOOL MELTON MOWBRAY

Driving School Melton Mowbray

 

Driving lessons MeltonMowbray

 

This is Anthony Burbeck. Anthony just passed his driving test at Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre. Anthony is one of the most determined pupils we have had. He always worked very hard during his driving lessons and persevered to get his full driving licence. Anthony already has his own car and can now drive himself to work and not rely on the train.
Every driving school naturally likes to talk about those who pass first time. The vast majority of customers pass first time with Lytes Driving School. However, clearly not everyone does. Anthony did not pass first time, but, he did not let it get him down. He went away, got better and came back stronger than ever. This is a real quality to be admired and we are so proud of him.

Well done from Lytes Driving School.

 


Should I Use Suncream When Driving?


 

Should I Use Suncream When Driving?

Should I Use Suncream When Driving?

Driving Lessons Melton Mowbray

 

We all know about the dangers of skin exposed to the sun, but, what about when you are in the car?

Studies of regular drivers have shown that the side of the face and arm on the outer side of the car have significantly more micro skin damage than the non-exposed side. This is because the UV light still penetrates the windows and damages our delicate skin.

The windscreen of the car is laminated and made up of different layers to prevent it shattering if hit by a stone. There is a layer of UV protection built into the windscreen but this is to protect the plastic layers from deteriorating over time. It may offer some protection to us, but, is not there primarily to protect us. The side windows won’t usually have UV protection in them.

So, the question was “Should I Use Suncream When Driving?”

YEP.

Our advice is
1   Use a sun cream of at least factor 30.
2  Wear long sleeves.
3  Keep the windows up.
4  Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
5  Wear a hat.

For more tips and driving advice click here

 


Melton Mowbray Driving Lessons


 

Melton Mowbray Driving Lessons

Melton Mowbray Driving Lessons

Melton Mowbray Driving Lessons from Lytes Driving School say Congratulations to Philippa Chilcott from Melton Mowbray on passing her practical driving test at her first attempt. Philippa took her driving test at her local driving test centre in Melton Mowbray where she drove really well to get her full driving licence.
Philippa has been fantastic during her driving lessons. She has always listened carefully and worked really hard and thoroughly deserves her full driving licence.

Philippa has her own car waiting for her at home and is now able to drive to college and not rely on the bus or taxis. Philippa decided not to tell too many people that she was taking her test, now she can give them a nice surprise,

Well done from your driving instructor Dave Howe and Lytes driving School.

 

 

Driving School Melton Mowbray