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S is for Speed, it get’s you there quicker, doesn’t it?

Everybody speeds! Don’t they? Well, if I was honest, I would have to say yes, even if you make full use of the car technology such as cruise control and speed meters, but and this is a big but, there is a massive difference between a driver who intends to drive well and drive within the speed limits but sometimes drifts over speed awareness course the limit by a few miles an hour and as soon as they notice bringing the speed back down again and the driver who habitually goes 10% + because they think they are “allowed” to do this or feel it is socially acceptable to do this.

How much we are allowed to break the law? This has to be dependent on the police force in the area. There is apparently an old guideline that mentions something about 10%; but, this was probably put in place when our speed ohmmeters were not as accurate as they are today. Any Police Force, and there are 45 in Great Britain, can set, at any time, a zero tolerance on speed limits.

So why do people break the speed limit, the bog standard answer to this question is to get there faster. Even if you don’t know the math, you will know it does not really get you there much quicker. In fact the difference between 30 and 35 is mathematically only 17 seconds a mile quicker, so over a 10 mile journey it is only 170 seconds which in my reckoning is nearly 3 full minutes, but that is a journey using a driving style of ‘hurry up and wait’.

However, you actually lose the 17 seconds advantage at the first set of traffic lights you have to stop at, and we all know what happens to the traffic lights when we are trying to get somewhere quicker, yes you got it, they all turn to red and they seem to stay on red for just a little bit longer on these days, which just to wind us up even more.
Perhaps we do it because we feel we are doing our best by trying to get there quicker or get there on time.

But look what happens on a long motorway journey can you save loads of time doing 80 instead of 70? Some people will say yes of course, “I do all the time” but I am not sure how they know this, because when questioned they never actually timed the same journey at 70 as they have always done 80.

Some people even play the Sat Nav game, you know the one, your Sat Nav says ETA 13:07 and you look at the time and think “I will make it for 1” So let’s look at the math again.

Two cars are both going to leave at the same time, Car A is going to do a constant 70mph and Car B is going to do a constant 80mph, so how long will it take for car B to get one hour ahead of car A?

It will take 7 hours and they will cover 560 miles before Car B (80mph) has gained that hour. (70mph) that is roughly from Aberdeen to Maidstone!

Finally let’s look it at another way. You are going to travel 2 miles on a regular journey, the road you go on is a 60mph road which is safe to do 60mph on, so it will take you 2 minutes to cover the 2miles, however, one day you only manage to do the first mile at 60, and then you are held up for 2 minutes at the half way point, by road works.
How fast will you have to go to make up the time you have just lost?

Well, I will let you onto a secret, I got the wrong answer too when I was asked this question for the first time, and in my defense, many other people say this too, I said 180mph. When the fact of the matter is you cannot make up the lost time, it’s gone and get this, it’s gone forever.

This is the issue with time, you cannot ‘bank’ it, you cannot work thought your lunch hour and then put that hour toward your retirement, if only! It continues to disappear, one second at a time every time. . So why do we really speed? Maybe it is just for fun?

Well, I hope not, you must really take a rain check if doing slightly over the speed limit for fun!

Looking into this a bit more, it is not the raw speed that is fun, it is mostly the acceleration, deceleration forces and cornering forces. Driving 100mph in a straight line is not fun, but getting up to the 100 could be, but if this is your bag, then please do it on a track in a controlled environment.

Another reason why people end up going over the speed limit is because we are really not that good at speed perception. The wider the road the slower you ‘feel’ you are going and if your speed is constant, for example, if you have the cruise control on it can feels slower because your body has become accustomed to the speed and is travelling at the same speed as the car. So you simply don’t feel it, even travelling by plane or train once it is up to full speed it does not ‘feel’ fast.

On the main people speed because they appear to get away with it, and mostly suffer no negative consequences. People get into the habit of speeding, they simply get into a particular way of thinking, they don’t even question until they do face a consequence, which by this time, can make them angry, especially if they get points or even end up on a speed awareness course. I am sure if they end up with some more a serious consequence they would be feeling something worse than anger.

The real reasons I feel, are two-fold, firstly it is in fact easy to drive at any speed you like on any road, so long as you feel comfortable with it, it takes a lot more skill and ability to drive within the limits. It can also be due to our fear of criticism, we are more inclined to fit in with what we feel is the social norms rather that suffer the apparent criticism of our peers on the road.
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Malaika Wong
Malaika Wong
2018-12-04T09:44:39+0000
My 17 year old daughters confidence was knocked by a previous instructor. On her first lesson with Kerrie, she had big smiles. Thanks to Kerrie's teaching methods my daughter no longer hated driving and passed first time! Fabulous instructor and beautiful person. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm a happy and proud mum.
Peter Moon New
Peter Moon New
2018-09-14T02:12:45+0000
I have to say Kathy is THE best driving instructor/trainer in the area.. and all of her instructors are amazingt!.. I'm an ADI and am booked up for months ahead s3o there is no ulterior motive. If you want to pass you're test.. this is honestly the best driving school in the Merseyside area!
Kriss James
Kriss James
2018-07-31T15:16:25+0000
Just want to say how much of a fantastic instructor Karen is. Karen made me feel very comfortable as a learner and made the lessons fun and engaging. Thank you so so much.
Karen Errity
Karen Errity
2018-04-15T17:37:41+0000
Loved doing my ADI Training with insight2drive. Why? It was fun and hardwork at the same time. Since becoming a professional ADI, I enjoy being part of a team of like minded instructors whose aim is to teach safe competent driving for life and not just pass a test. Kathy and the training team continue to provide CPD (continuous professional development) to all the team so we keep our standards high, which makes us the best training academy in the region for learners to be the best they can. 5 stars all the way guys �����
Debra Jordan
Debra Jordan
2018-04-15T10:07:09+0000
The best !! Kathy and the team provide the best support, catering for whatever needs the pupil has, can't recommend them enough
Ellie Ianson
Ellie Ianson
2017-11-30T18:47:41+0000
Leanne was recommended to me by a friend in work, after being let down by my previous driving instructor who couldn't fit lessons in for me around my work schedule. After failing my first driving test at Southport in the summer with my previous instructor, I had already rebooked my test in Norris Green for the beginning of November when i started my lessons with Leanne in September. We had a lot of work to do in a short space of time. Leanne went out of her way to make time for me and pushed me to do the best i can. She was always thorough in her lessons and helped calm my nerves as i was a really anxious driver. I passed first time using insight2drive and can not thank Leanne enough for helping me, would recommend her to anyone!
Samantha Cain
Samantha Cain
2017-11-17T15:16:56+0000
One of their drivers Andy has robbed me off my money, cancelled on me every week with fake excuses and cancelled on my friend the next day with a complete other excuse so I asked for my money back (6 weeks in a row he cancelled), he then only partly gave me my money back (after waiting over 3 weeks for it) and kept the rest and is now ignoring all messages, I have contacted the company who are also blanking my messages. I’m not one to complain usually especially as he was previously a good instructor but taking somebody’s money and not repaying them back when you haven’t provided a service is disgraceful. I don’t see how you can expect someone to pass their test if you cancel most weeks. I have tried to sort this out with both Andy and Insight 2 Drive and both are now ignoring me so I will be taking this further
Danny Linacre
Danny Linacre
2017-07-23T18:53:04+0000
When I first started with Leanne I hadnt drove on the road for about 4 years and had really bad habits from driving a forklift she was really patient and I felt really comfortable with her all have the lessons were enjoyable and she managed to get threw in under 3 months with a 1st time pass I couldn't recommend insight2drive highly enough and especially Leanne she was brilliant.
Pauline Harvey
Pauline Harvey
2017-07-06T15:19:25+0000
I was recommended insight to drive by my friend Amanda who was also a driving instructor, I was buying a birthday package for my son, he was allocated Jerry Dowling as his instructor, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor he has helped Sam so much, and today he passed his test. Well done Sam and many thanks for all your help Jerry.
Jessica Claire
Jessica Claire
2015-03-16T15:06:24+0000
I began my driving lessons with another school shortly after my 18th birthday and it was horrific. I had an instructor who was a family friend and did us a 'discount' for this relationship. It was the biggest waste of time and money that i had ever invested in and after almost 40 hours of driving around Liverpool whilst he was on his phone and other distracting things I stopped and restarted when I was 20. I started with Leanne and after one lesson she gave me her estimated number of lessons I would require in order to pass to which i was shocked as it was so low!!! Even though I had a few bad habits from the instructor before. I absolutely loved my driving lessons and am writing this review 4 hours after passing 1st time in the time frame which Leanne had said it would be. She is an amazing instructor who I beyond trust and will be recommending to any friends or family who tell me they are thinking of learning to drive. I had an absolute ball on my lessons and am now considering to do my pass plus in order to do more lessons with her as i enjoyed them so much!! Many Thanks Leanne!! Don't think I could have done it without you!!
Sean O'leary
Sean O'leary
2014-10-25T18:59:23+0000
Passed my driving test first time with Stuart harrison adi would highly recommend Stuart to anyone who wants to learn to drive in a safe and confident way great instructor
Marie Boyd
Marie Boyd
2014-08-14T10:46:47+0000
Just passed my driving test with Barbra porter! Couldn't of asked for a better instructor.. So happy! From Abbie :) x
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2014-07-14T22:12:21+0000
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2014-06-22T23:48:17+0000
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2014-05-08T18:39:44+0000
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2014-02-05T22:17:44+0000
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2013-12-19T23:04:27+0000
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2013-12-19T01:26:23+0000
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2013-12-17T00:54:32+0000
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2013-12-15T23:21:15+0000
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2013-12-14T23:10:44+0000
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2013-12-12T14:52:07+0000
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2013-11-02T09:59:54+0000
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