driving

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noun
ADJECTIVE
good, safe

a new campaign to promote safe driving

aggressive, bad, careless, dangerous, erratic, reckless

She was charged with reckless driving.

drink (BrE), drunk (esp. AmE), drunken, impaired (AmE)

Police stopped 30 motorists for drink driving on New Year's Eve.

off-road

Most people who own a Jeep never use it for off-road driving.

VERB + DRIVING
do the

I usually do the driving and he navigates.

be banned from (esp. BrE), be disqualified from (BrE)

He was banned from driving for six months after failing a breath test.

DRIVING + NOUN
conditions
seat (esp. BrE)
test (see also driving license)
instructor, lesson, school
experience, skill
offence/offense (esp. BrE)
charge

There wasn't enough evidence for a dangerous driving charge.

ban (esp. BrE)

She was given a large fine and a two-year driving ban.

PHRASES
driving under the influence (abbreviated to DUI), driving while intoxicated (abbreviated to DWI) (both AmE)
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Driving is used with these nouns: ↑ambition, ↑ban, ↑condition, ↑direction, ↑force, ↑glove, ↑goggles, ↑instructor, ↑lesson, ↑licence, ↑need, ↑offence, ↑permit, ↑rain, ↑range, ↑record, ↑rhythm, ↑school, ↑seat, ↑skill, ↑snow, ↑test

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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