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Give way

Stop at a junction if there is traffic passing before entering a bigger road

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Has the right of way

is allowed to go before other traffic

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Pedestrian crossing

Often called a zebra crossing when it has black and white strips

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Jumping a red light

Not stopping at a red light

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Reckless driving

Very dangerous, without any care for others

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Drink-driving

Driving after consuming alcohol above the official limit

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Breathalyzer

Instrument you breathe into to measure alcohol level

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Hit-and-run

Running over or into someone and not stopping

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Ban

Removal of one's driving license

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Penalty points

Negative points which are added up over time and which can result in the loss of your license

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On-the-spot

Given at the scene of the offense

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Exhaust emissions

Waste gases produced by the vehicle

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Roadworthy

In a condition that it can be driven safely

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Tyre tread

The depth of the grooves in the tyre rubber

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Bald

One which has lost its tread

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Tailback

Line of show or stopped traffic

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Toll

A charge you have to pay to use the road

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Pile-up

Crash between several or many cars

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Diverted

Directed away from our road

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Disruption

When a system, process or event is prevented from continuing as usual or as expected

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Tow-away zone

Area where your car may be taken away if you park illegally

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Clamped

Fitted with a metal device on the wheel to prevent it from moving

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Road rage

Anger or violence between drivers because of difficult driving conditions

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Skidded

Lost control of the steering so that the car slid across the road

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Head-on collision

Two vehicles hitting each other directly in the front