One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given about driving was ‘have the confidence to drive slowly’. The first guarantee required to get somewhere quickly is to get there. Speed limits are just that, they’re not targets. To stay legal, know what they are, but to stay safe understand that at times we need to be well within them. Make sure you can see your speedo, search for the speed limit signs which are often hidden or placed where you are concentrating on other things, like the exit to a roundabout or as you turn in to a junction. Start actively hunting for them. It is a great feeling when you see a speed camera, know what the limit is and don’t have to take any action. Here’s a tip – even if you are going the speed limit, some drivers will brake anyway when they see a camera, so keeping that safe distance will avoid you having to brake too.