You know how us driving instructors are always going on about looking carefully when pulling out of a junction, or when approaching a roundabout? Did you know that your eyes (and your brain) can be easily fooled?
The image below has pairs of dots in each corner – unless you look at the centre of the image, in which case there is only one dot at the corners.
It’s all too easy to take a quick glance at a junction, and go, when a more thorough scan of the road might save you a lot of hassle!
Check out some more illusions here.
Watch this video if you’re unsure about all the different lights on modern cars:
There are several types of pedestrian crossing in the UK:
- Zebra: black and white lines on the road
- Pelican: PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled (this one has a flashing amber light after you’ve waited at the red light)
- Puffin: PEdestrian User Friendly INtelligent
- Toucan: TWO CAN cross (cyclists and pedestrians)
- Equestrian or Pegasus: for horse riders in the form of a pelican crossing or puffin crossing but with higher buttons.
These days there are a lot of driving instructors making videos. Here are some channels I’ve watched that are really helpful. Please let me know if you have a YouTube favourite and I will include it here.
I’ve never driven around this, but would like to have a go!
Ben Sparks explains that it might take longer to stop than you think…