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Tips for identifying hazards


A hazard is any situation which could involved adjusting speed or changing course. Hazards can be either static or moving. 

To identifying a static hazard, you must look well ahead for clues such as:

  • road signs
  • changes in road conditions
  • parked cars
  • junctions

Moving hazards include all road users:

  • other vehicles
  • motorcyclists
  • cyclists
  • pedestrians
  • horse riders
  • animals, particularly off the lead

As soon as you've recgonised a hazard, you must use your mirrors to assess: 

  • how other road users will affect your planning
  • how your actions will affect traffic behind

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