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Road Safety in Ireland 2015

Road Tips

Ken Block Driving

Don't Look Back-Keep your eyes on the Road

Ice Wise

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Speed Kills

Would you?

Cyclists need to share road too

New CVR Testing

Driving Skills - Amazing

Safety Position in the road is left of your lane a meter from the verge.  This keeps you from the centre of the road and prevents collision with on coming vehicles.  So many drivers drive close to centre line and indeed cross over in the the next lane, particularly in corners.  Where road is narrow, reduce your speed and maintain your safety position in the road.

Here is a map to get to the NDLS Centre in Cityeast Business park, Galway. Beside Schneider Electric.


Angry Drivers

Driving Tests Tips to Aid you through your test

·        First and foremost make sure the car you use for test is road worthy with all paperwork up to date and legal. Check lights tyres etc., are working correctly.

·         Shoes make a big difference to pedals, wear the same shoes you practice in

·        Know your rules of road, be able to identify road signs/markings, hand signals, stopping distances, etc.

·        Make sure you know your car in and out

·        Safety checks are a must, observations when moving off, at roundabouts, at junctions, overtaking and when changing lanes

·        Always stop at a stop sign making sure never to stop over the white line on road

·        Secure vehicle when stopped at lights or when waiting in traffic (handbrake)

·        Make sure you have biting point before releasing handbrake

·        Always anticipate other road users and look well in to the road ahead, remember your all round observations.  Be aware of potential hazards.  Don’t forget your blind spots over left or right shoulder. Remember to peek and creep at closed junctions.  Observations are key in becoming a safe and confident driver.  A good driver will constantly scan the road ahead and to the side and frequent use of ones mirrors.  Being aware of what is going on behind you.  Always take a quick glance to left before turning right and vice versa.

·        As soon as directed take up correct position in lane when turning left or right and remember your safety position on the straight, using your mirrors and signals when required

·        Make sure to maintain a legal and safe speed.  Observing road traffic and conditions, slow down, stop if necessary. Show courtesy where possible

·        For your manoeuvres remember turning points.  Key is to take your time, stop for other road users where necessary and then continue manoeuvre. Don’t forget observations at all times.  Be confident

·        Careful not to coast on approach to junctions and when gearing down in traffic.  Use gears correctly, listen to your vehicle.  (Gears are for going, brake is for stopping)

·        Be confident and stay calm.  Open window if you feel too hot or flustered.

Parking - Not like this!

Secure your vehicle or this could happen to you.

Drink, drugs and driving make for a destructive mixture.

Licensed to Drive School of Motoring recently had our website hacked into and taken off line.  Thankfully, Ireland Website Design were on hand immediately and had my site back on line within a couple of hours.  As most customers google "driving lessons in Galway", it is extremely important to be on line 24/7.  As a Driving Instructor in Galway, competition is high and knowing that Nick Butler and colleagues in Ireland website Design are on hand immediately to take care of any problems is reassuring. It just took a quick phone call and I knew I could rely on them to get me back on line quickly.  It is hard to come across such an effective and caring team like the guys in Ireland Website Design.  I am so pleased with the service they give and the attention to detail that comes with it.  Great value for money. Thanks Guys.

NDLS Office, 2nd Floor, block 1, City East, Ballybrit Business Park, Galway.  NDSL low call Tel:- 0761 087880

You can also apply online for your Learner permit and full Licence through the NDLS webpage.

To all Learner Drivers learning to drive and taking Driving Lessons, remember an important word "STOP".

Licensed to Drive School of Motoring is proud to announce that we have received excellent comments from our learners about our Galway Driving instructor.  The feedback we have received is that she is easy to understand, gives clear and precise instruction and promotes self-analysing.  This gives the learners the chance to think about their driving and question how they drive.  Pointing out that instead of telling them they have made a mistake or are about to make a mistake, she will prompt them with a question, which they find makes their progress much better.  Learners from other driving schools move over to us as they find our Instructor more friendly and patient but most importantly they say their lesson plans suit their ability and thus progress better.  A very big thank you to all our past and present learners for their kind comments.

Crazy Drivers

Driving Lessons! Extreme Driving - Love it

If you were told there is only 1 car in the world to buy, what would you want it to be and why?

Shocking car Accidents 

The RSA is working to introduce a Graduated Driver Licensing scheme. Some of those measures are already in place such as compulsory training covered by EDT and IBT as well as lower alcohol levels that apply to learner and novice drivers.

The main points of the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 published are as follows:

Speeding will now attract 3 points on the spot or 5 on conviction in court (previously 2 and 4)

Mobile phone use will now attract 3 points on the spot or 5 on conviction in court (previously 2 and 4)

Non-wearing of seatbelts will now attract 3 points on the spot or 5 on conviction in court (previously 2 and 4)

The disqualification level for novice and learner drivers will be six penalty points, as opposed to twelve for other road users.

Approved Galway Driving Instructor. ADI 37865