With casualties increasing year on year it’s important to remember the basics of safe driving. Our lives are often full of distractions so it’s important to ensure that your top priority when behind the wheel is your safety, and the safety of others. Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the road.
Keep your focus on the road. Don’t multitask; use your phone or any electronic device while driving.
- Expect the unexpected
Because you’re driving safely doesn’t mean that others are so remember to give yourself space and time. Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing and be prepared to act fast. Always leave a 2-4 second space between you and the car in front.
- Give yourself time
Plan ahead and leave yourself with plenty of time to stop for food, fuel, breaks, phone calls and of course… traffic. Remember to adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before starting to drive. Pull over to eat or drink. If you’re travelling long distances and have children remember to keep them occupied for the drive.
- General safety
Keep everything you need within easy reach and don’t try to pick up items that fall to the floor. Remember if you’re carrying large items to drive slowly as they may move around while the vehicle is in motion. Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.
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