Driving Lessons in West Yorkshire

Bill Plant Driving School has developed over the last 6 years to become one of the top driving schools in the UK, with instructors situated in nearly all major urban centres in the England. Bill Plant”s philosophy is to give every new learner an instructor who knows the area inside out. Whether it be in a small village in Northampton or a large conurbation like London, Bill Plant aims to ensure that every pupil has an instructor who is freindly, professional and who knows the local area very well.\r\n\r\nOne of the areas in the UK that has a full coverage of instructors is West Yorkshire. Currently, Bill Plant has instructors that are based in the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, as well as smaller towns like Castleford, Knottingley, Ossett, Halifax and Dewsbury.\r\n\r\nIf you live in West Yorkshire, and are thinking of learning to drive, then Bill Plant has an instuctor in your area. Call the freephone number and take advantage of the free first lesson that is offered to every new pupil.

Winter Driving Tips

Driving conditions in Britain during the winter months can be both difficult and hazardous. Yet with a little care, consideration and prior planning, it is possible to minimise the risk and maximise the safety aspects for you, your passengers and other road users. Bill Plant Driving School has come up with some tips to make sure you drive safely this winter:\r\n

Prepare your Vehicle

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  • Check your lights and brakes are in good working order.
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  • Check the condition of your tyres; particularly the tread and pressures.
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  • Check your anti-freeze levels and have it topped up where necessary.
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  • Make sure your battery is fully charged and in good condition.
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  • Make sure your lights are clean and your windscreen and windows are clear.
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  • Make sure your wipers are in good order and work well.
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  • Top-up your screen washer levels.
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Before Setting off on a Journey

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  • Ask yourself … Is the journey really essential?
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  • Before you venture out, check the weather forecast and make sure you know and understand the weather hazards that you might face on the journey.
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  • Listen to travel information bulletins and road conditions from the local and national radio networks.
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  • Make sure you have enough fuel in the tank … a full tank if possible.
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  • Let someone at your proposed destination know your estimated time of arrival.
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  • Don’t venture out in snow and ice without warming up your car to it’s normal running temperature.
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Take the Right Equipment With You

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  • Spare fuel
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  • Shovel
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  • Hazard warning triangle
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  • Spare wheel (inflated to the correct pressure and with good tread).
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  • High visibilty jacket.
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  • Jump leads.
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  • Emergency tyre weld (for ‘low speed’ repair).
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  • Wellington boots (or similar).
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  • Torch/flashlight.
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  • Car blanket.
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  • Fire extinguisher.
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  • Mobile phone for emergency calls (Don’t use it when you’re driving though).
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  • Flask with a warm drink.
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  • Sunglasses/shades (for that low-in-the-sky sun).
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On Your Journey

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  • If you get stuck, try not to abandon your vehicle, stay with it until help arrives.
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  • If you are forced to leave your vehicle wear a high visibilty jacket or tabard.
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  • Use dipped headlights in rain, fog, sleet, snow or where visibility is poor.
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  • Travel at a sensible speed that will enable you to stop within your field of vision. Reduce your speed compared to ‘normal’ driving conditions.
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  • Keep a safe stopping distance behind the vehicle in front.
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  • Stop for a break every couple of hours and take refreshments (but don’t drink alcohol!).
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  • Avoid drowsiness, keep your car well ventilated.
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  • Avoid braking harshly … similarly, don’t accelerate hard or steer violently.
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  • Watch out for other road users and give them plenty of room and consideration.
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