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I was summoned by Radio Manchester over to the Birch Service Station on the M62 yesterday morning first thing.

So there we were to the roar of the passing traffic at the Radio Manchester’s travelling reporter’s van cracking through the interview.
I would have liked more time with the lady caller but it went well, all the same – imho 😉

I even had a call from Radio 5 live waiting for me to go on their show but getting to my Greek lesson after the above interview meant that I didn’t get home in time.

Fun day all in all… for a change. 🙂

Hilary.

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Problem is you can run out of time with so many suggestions and ideas, but think I got the basic message across. Had great fun doing this with Kevin, the reporter. He had to shut me up at one point, of course, because I had far too much to say ( as usual ).

Hilary

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I was enjoying a lie in the other day when the phone rang and I was asked if I’d like to answer questions on the potential changes to driver training and testing. As somebody who always wanted to be a news reader, I decided this would be the nearest I would get to it, so naturally agreed.

This is the link and it is valid for about a week. Oddly enough, about half an hour after the interview, I received a call from Canalside Radio in Bollington, Macclesfield in Cheshire to give an interview with them as well!

 

Hmm, you never know, I might just get that newsreader job, after all. I’m 2 hours 5 minutes in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01h382m

 

Ps…it’s my first time on the radio, so please be sympathetic  😉

 

Hilary.

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• Consider the type of fuel you use and your style of driving. Diesel is more energy efficient than petrol, but is less suitable for short journeys.

• Clear your car of unnecessary clutter – on average, every 50kg of extra weight increases petrol consumption by up to 2%.
• Check your tyre pressure is correct to increase efficiency by up to 3%. continue reading »

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Pulling in on the left ( 1st gear )

Check mirrors
Off gas
Signal?
Hands to top of wheel
Steer left, right, left continue reading »

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Parallel Parking

15 July 2012

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

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Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

 

The Basics

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Sharp Corners – The Basics

 

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
2.  Find the Biting Point continue reading »

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Move off Downhill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press the brake and clutch

2. Select 2nd gear ( 1st if a gentle slope ).

3. Check mirrors

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Move Off Uphill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press clutch

2. Select 1st gear

3. Set gas ( a little more than usual depending on how steep the hill is )

4. Raise the clutch ( watch the dash board lift a little ) continue reading »

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