All you need to know about driving

May 13, 2020 1:26 pm


Learning to drive is one of the rights of passage that many young adults look forward to. With the right Driving Instructor Market Harborough way such as to help you through all the theory and practical elements of driving, you can be passing your test in no time.

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There are a number of interesting facts about driving that you might not be aware of.

  • It is thought that the average UK motorist drives around 8000 miles a year which would be the equivalent of travelling from Nottingham to Sydney in Australia.
  • As we know a cheetah is the fast land mammal on earth but did you know that they can sprint as fast as our national motorway limit of 70 miles per hour?
  • In 1896 the first ever speeding fine was issued to a man in Kent who was travelling at 8 miles per hour which was 6 miles per hour over the legal speed limit. The policeman who fined him had to chase him on a bicycle!

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  • Walking along a path in the rain is a hazard that every pedestrian has to take. But did you know that you can actually be fined up to £5000 for splashing a pedestrian as you drive past.