Driving Goods Vehicles: The Official DSA Syllabus

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The Stationery Office, Apr 6, 2005 - Truck driving - 256 pages
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This book is the only official guide, which explains the standards required to pass today's practical LGV test. Packed with expert advice to help all LGV drivers become safer on the road, this new edition for 2005 is the definitive guide for new and experienced goods vehicle drivers. It is fully illustrated and written in a clear and easy-to-understand style by the Driving Standards Agency - the people who actually conduct the practical LGV tests. Thousands of deaths that occur each year on UK roads may be prevented by improving standards of driving. By promoting the correct attitude and approach, along with essential professional driving skills, this book will keep you and your load on the road to safe driving for life. Whether you're a new or experienced LGV driver, this complete official DSA manual will help you to acquire and maintain the skills necessary to you safe on the road. This new edition has been updated to include the very latest information on avoiding and dealing with congestion and Eco-safe driving. guidance on the official LGV syllabus and practical test requirements, attitude and driving techniques for different vehicles and conditions, EC and UK legal requirements, new working time regulations, load restraint, dealing with emergencies, and changes in rules relating to those persons who are authorized to stop vehicles. This book supersedes 0 11 552485 1.
 

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Contents

PART TWO Understanding large goods vehicles
17
Vehicle limits
34
Load restraint
51
Drivers hours and records
66
PART FOUR Driver skills
86
Driving at night
99
Allweather driving
122
Green issues helping the environment
138
Breakdowns
152
How to apply for your test
159
PART SIX The LGV driving test
176
Using the mirrors
190
Selecting a safe place to stop
215
Other useful addresses
228
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