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Do your driving guidelines prescribe hot drinks and warn you of the dangers of dairy products?

Excerpts from the UK Highway Code:

From #91 Driving when tired
"the most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example, two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (at least 15 minutes)"

From #206 Drive slowly and carefully when
"passing parked vehicles, especially ice cream vans; children are more interested in ice cream than traffic and may run into the road unexpectedly".

From #224 Electric vehicles
"Be careful of electric vehicles such as milk floats and trams."

From #228 Driving in icy and adverse weather
"Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper, torch, warm clothing and boots, first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel, together with a warm drink* and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down."

* Evidence that these guidelines are only intended for trips of limited duration....



Sep. 13th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Heh. I cannot think of the last time I actually saw a milk float on a British street. (Hint: not the same as an ice cream float.)
Sep. 13th, 2014 08:07 am (UTC)
One comes down our street every morning! At about 5.30am, admittedly.
Sep. 13th, 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
There's regularly one on my street.
Sep. 13th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
One around here too - I sometimes get stuck behind it on the morning nursery run.
Sep. 16th, 2014 07:15 am (UTC)
Clarification for non Brits: milk floats are electrically powered vehicles used to deliver milk to doorsteps daily (paid for at the end of the week; empty milk bottles were collected at the same time as deliveries were made)

Ice cream vans have conventional engines (usually petrol but can be diesel) with refrigeration on board for selling ice creams and ice lollies, and are driven from place to place looking for customers. They traditionally play music from what sounds like an overgrown musical box to draw attention to themselves. Unless you feel like putting ice cream in your tea I would definitely not use "dairy products" to refer to them.