5 (totally not-serious) driving tips.

I've been driving for close on 3 years now, and I absolutely love it. It's one of my favourite things to do and I will genuinely drive anywhere, whatever the distance, I don't mind being at the wheel. Drive some of the family down to Southampton? No probs, I'll race you down there Dad. ;)
There's so many things you learn while you're out on the road that you just don't get told on your driving lessons. So, I thought I'd do you guys a favour and collate a little list of helpful little tricks I've picked up, particularly during rush hour. You can thank me later. Or probs not.
Disclaimer - these are totally just meant to be a bit of fun, please don't take me seriously and I accept no responsibility for anyone else's driving. Oh, and I'm a good driver really. I promise.

If you're approaching a roundabout and you're not sure which lane, just get in the right one. Then at least you can just go right round. Twice, if you need to.

Similarly, if you're stuck in traffic on the motorway that's crawling at approx. 2mph, come off at the next junction, go straight across the roundabout and sneak back on via the slip-road. Just saved yourself a good 5 minutes, pal. (However, DO NOT do this is if the next exit takes you straight to another motorway. This is just counter-productive. Trust me.)

Need to paint your nails? No problem. The car is THE best place to do them. Get in your car, but make sure you have your seat belt fastened FIRST, otherwise there's gonna be no chance of getting away smudge free. Paint your nails and then set off. There's nothing that you're gonna need to do that's gonna mess those little beauties up. Particularly good if you have a long drive ahead you.

Please, please, don't always rely on your Tom Tom. He likes to have a little fun every once in a while. Mostly, he'll be pretty accurate, until he asks you to turn right on a dual carriage way when he thinks you're in the middle of a field. Not cool Tommy.

2 lanes merging into 1 and a complete idiot think they can just cut in front of everyone else? Make a little pact with your fellow road buddies and plonk yourselves in the middle of the two lanes (when they're merging obvs. Not at the 800 yard mark...) so they're completely stuck. And hope the cars behind you join you so it's not you that looks like the plonker.

What would you add to this list?



  1. I have only taken a few lessons last year, but oh my god even as a passenger, I totally agree with the last point so much. Can't stand people that think they can just cut in! NOT ON MY WATCH.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  2. I'm just learning to drive now so these tips are pretty funny to me - I never thought about painting your nails before a long drive, such a good idea!

    Lucy | Forever September

  3. Love this idea of painting your nails before setting off, when else will you get the chance to go so long without a smudgine opportunity!

    Rachel // Bright Lights

  4. This gave me a right giggle! So much truth here, Soph, I'm a definite advocate for the slip road technique (though it's been nearly two years since I last drove!) x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

  5. LOL, I've left a motorway and tried to sneak back on! Every expert know that trick.


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  7. Haha! I love this list! Especially painting your nails just before you drive. Great idea :) also the roundabout tip - I always forget which land I'm supposed to be in. Good idea for a post!