Russ Chaplin driving lessons Nottingham. Thoughts and ramblings from a guy who teaches people to drive. As one of the many Nottingham driving instructors out on the road I see a few things and learn about life. It's an interesting job working with driving schools all day every day. If you want lessons you can call me on 07932 458838.
Friday 27 December 2013
Getting The Sounds On
Make sure you can hear what's going on.
love a bit of music when I'm driving. In fact I like a lot of music
when I'm behind the wheel. It relaxes me in the traffic jam and it
entertains me on those long long stretches where I'm just rolling
along. Like everything in driving though it needs to be properly
managed. There's a time and a place for everything.
can be great when driving but can also be a dangerous distraction. I
recall many years ago I was blasting out Korn on the stereo when I
noticed other motorists were staring at me. I wondered why. After
moving the rear view mirror so I could actually see through it I saw
the ambulance behind me with lights flashing. When I turned the music
down I could hear the sirens. Not very clever.
to keep the volume at a level where you can hear sounds from outside
the car. I like to adjust volume according to the situation. If I'm
approaching a major roundabout I'll turn it down so I can concentrate
and then turn it up again afterwards. If I'm in a built up town area
with pedestrians around I'll turn it off altogether.
annoys me when I'm sitting in a traffic queue and I can hear massive
bass blasting out from a car that's three placed behind me. Even
worse if the driver has their windows down so we can all benefit from
their awesome taste in music. Enjoy your music while you're driving
by all means. Just do it responsibly.