Introduction to Progressive Driving

The idea of progressive driving is to keep the vehicle moving as much as possible. Constant and stopping will increase fuel consumption and wear and tear on moving parts such as brakes.

A major part of keeping moving is lane discipline and observation, planning and anticipation are all key factors. These can all be classed as reading the road.

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Lane discipline

This shows that 2 lanes are for the A43 south yet drivers continue to stay in lane 1 even though most if these drivers continued south on the A43. By reading the road and using lane discipline traffic

Preparation & Planning

Prepare the vehicle for the day ahead i.e. the correct vehicle for the job, complete a vehicle check sheet. Check the load manifest if applicable is correct and plan route. Don't rely on Sat Navs, kno