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With the introduction of e-scooters being trialled, is a driver allowed to cross a white line to overtake one? It may well be travelling at less than 10mph, but will it be classified as a bicycle? The...
I know I'm supposed to leave a 1.5 metre gap when I'm passing a cyclist on the road, but if there's a white cycle line (on the same road not separate by curb), how much room should I leave? Am I allowed...
Can I beheld liable for an accident at a junction in which I overtook a stationary car that was turning right. I did not see them indicating
I would appreciate your explanation of the new offence of hogging the centre lane on a motorway. Unless the motorway is relatively empty, keeping to the inside lane involves constant overtaking of slow...
I'm writing this email as a frustrated new Mazda owner. Last October we purchased a Mazda 3 Venture petrol from EMG Mazda Cambridge. It has now done 2300 miles, and we have a problem where, if you ride...
I drive a petrol Ford Focus mk1 which is 8 years old. When overtaking cars on I get to about 6,000 and then change gear. Would revving the engine to these revs damage the engine especially at the age...
I'm looking at buying a medium-sized car either new or a couple of years old. I travel 70 miles per day (half on motorway). I'm currently driving an Audi A4 1.9TDI, so I want something that can accelerate...
Having driven quite often in South Africa, I realise the value of being able legally to overtake on either side on 3 or more lane roads. It makes lane hogging pointless and means much better use of road...
 

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