5 Signs You’re A Terrible Driver

5 Signs You’re A Terrible Driver

This is clearly your first mistake! (image pxhere)

For all we know, you are the best driver in the world. Your knowledge of the Highway Code is second to none, and your driving skills are worthy of an F1 driver. On second thoughts, if any of the following signs are appropriate to you, then you are probably not the best driver in the world (let alone your county) after all.

1. You easily get distracted

Your driving along happily, when you suddenly realise your nails need attention, there’s an attractive hunk over the road, and your phone beeps with yet another Facebook message. Road safety is clearly no longer your priority when your eyes are everywhere but where they should be.

Hint: Turn your phone off while driving, and for goodness sake, for your safety and everyone around you, keep your eyes on the road.

2. You drive for ages looking for a large parking space

Despite trying to park near the town centre, you don’t like the look of any of the available parking spaces. The thought of parallel parking gives you the sweats, and despite trying to park, the eyes of passersby force you to keep driving in embarrassment. It’s going to be a long walk to the shops!

Hint: Practice practice practice. Parking a car isn’t easy, but you will literally never get anywhere if you are driving for hours looking for a parking space a bus could easily fit into. You may be lucky, but one day you might have to park in a reduced space, so don’t give up trying. Take a mate, drive somewhere quiet, and keep practising.

3. You terrify your passengers

Whether it’s family or friends, if they are holding on to their seatbelts in terror, you are probably doing something dangerous. Whether your speeding down the road, turning your head constantly to have a natter, or blindly heading towards any number of obstacles, your passengers will never want to ride with you again.

Hint: Not only are you responsible for your safety, but you are responsible for everybody else’s. You will face the emotional costs if you cause your passengers injury, and you may be subject to financial costs when you are hit with a bill by their serious injury solicitors.

4. People are constantly beeping at you

People are so rude, aren’t they? There you are, minding your own business, yet other drivers just can’t stop beeping at you. Oh, and their hand signals are probably impolite too! Honestly, what is the world coming too?

Hint: Clearly they are beeping at you for a reason. Perhaps you keep forgetting to indicate. You may have your high beams turned on, even on well-lit roads. Maybe you’re driving slower than a tortoise. Whatever you’re doing, other people aren’t happy with you, so if you find yourself victimised by an aggravated driver, pull over safely and consider where you are going wrong.

5. Your car has lost its lustre

You may have only bought the car a few weeks ago, but if there are dents and scratches everywhere, you are clearly having driving issues.  If you keep bumping into the car behind you when trying that infernal parallel park or hitting the wall as you turn into your driveway, you obviously need to brush up on your driving skills.

Hint: You may have passed your driving test, but if you are still having issues, take some refresher lessons. Yes, we know it’s a pain, but swallow your pride and save your life and finances by seeking further instruction.

So, are you a terrible driver? If any of the above relate to you, then yes, you probably are. Follow our advice as soon as possible to improve your skills. Every other road user will surely thank you for it!

Knowing Who to Contact When Things Take a Turn for the Worse

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Now, we all try our best to be upstanding, law-abiding citizens. But occasionally, we may find ourselves in a situation where we’ve broken some sort of rule or law. Some rules tend to be broken more frequently than others, so let’s focus on these. Here’s everything you need to know about who to contact should you find yourself in trouble regarding driving offences or tax law.

Driving Offences

Every year, hundreds of thousands of us inadvertently break the rules of the road. Whether we’re in a rush to get from A to B and end up speeding, or can’t find somewhere to park so pull up in an unapproved space or spot, it’s extremely easy to lose track of your focus and find yourself with a whole host of fees, fines, or tickets. Now, there are also some more serious driving offences that increasing numbers of us tend to be being issued with. Driving while under the influence is, unfortunately, one of them. Remember that rules are always in place for a reason. Speeding is frowned upon, as the limits are set to reduce the risk posed to road users, cyclists and pedestrians should an incident occur. Designated parking spots are marked out so that vehicles are out of the way and safely left in spaces where they’re not going to obstruct others view or path or prevent someone from getting in and out of their own property. Driving while under the influence, however, poses a much larger threat. While you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your reactions significantly slow and you are not in full control of your body. This can result in horrific incidents that can cause major damage not only to people’s property but to individual beings too. If you have a fine or ticket, you will be given the contact details of the issuer. It’s best to call these individuals or agencies directly so that they can advise you on what to do. Sometimes, if you’re willing to pay in full, they may be willing to reduce the price at hand. For more major offences, visit this website to find out more about the problems implicit with major driving offences and what you can do should you find yourself in such an unfortunate situation.

Tax Law

If you are employed, chances are that you’re employer sorts out your tax on your behalf. When you’re self-employed, however, things become a little more difficult. As a self-employed individual, you will have to file your own return, and this increases the chances of miscalculations and mispayments. In any situation where you are being accused of tax avoidance, your plan of action will vary depending on who worked out the return that you submitted. If you used an accountant, you need to contact them immediately. This will allow you to question what went wrong in their calculations. If you filed the return yourself, you need to take a look back over your submission and work out what’s gone wrong. You will probably also need to get a hold of a tax lawyer. These individuals will know the full ins and outs of the tax system and are likely to be able to resolve the problem on your behalf.

The most important thing to remember when you find yourself heading towards the wrong side of the law is to avoid panicking. Instead, keep calm and call the suggested professionals mentioned above. They will be able to help you to the best of their ability, and you should be back on track in next to no time.