How roadworks affect driving lessons in Grantham
Roadworks are causing heaps of congestion on driving lessons in Grantham right now, and I want to just share with you how this affects you when you take your driving test in Grantham.
Firstly, any serious roadworks will have their own traffic controls which normally (but not always) consist of traffic lights and a red sign saying “STOP HERE when the red light shows”. The sign is placed on the road just before the roadworks, and normally it is placed correctly. If it is too close to the roadworks though, and you then stop alongside it, you can easily find yourself blocking/obstructing oncoming traffic (particularly HGV’s). So just be mindful of this, and better to pause short of the sign than past it.
Secondly, an advantage of planning well in advance where you intend to go is that you can use traffic signs AND white paint on the roads to ensure you get yourself in the correct lane. These roadworks are causing a lot of stationary traffic to block the view of paint on the road, so make sure you fully use the info given on traffic signs eg Town Centre, A52, Newark, Station, A1 NORTH. Remember though, it is better to safely take the incorrect destination than get into the correct lane for your intended destination but be unsafe in the process. Safety trumps destination every day of the week – and that includes when on your driving test too.
Lastly, any major roadworks that close roads are nearly always accompanied by yellow ‘DIVERSION’ signs, do give yourself time to fully appreciate where that directional sign is sending you off to, make sure it is safe to proceed before you commit to it.
All this congestion can mean your driving test in Grantham is a little longer than the planned 38-40 minutes, the test this morning was 45 minutes in total, I have known one last 55 minutes due to roadworks.