10 Top Tips

10 Top Tips For Safer Driving

Don’t let yourself slip into bad habits that could endanger yourself, your passengers or other road users.

These 10 Tips should help you drive save and consider how breaking the laws of the road could impact your life going forward.

1. Speed Limits Are There For A Reason

The faster you drive, the less time you have to stop if something happens. Give yourself time to do the right thing.

Everyone remembers the adverts – the risk of death is four times as high when a passer by is had at 40mph rather than 30mph. Don’t live with someone’s death on your conscience.

2. Have Some Horse Sense

Drive on country roads for long enough and you’ll get used to driving around horses. But, it’s never too late to remind yourself of the right way to do it.

Don’t put yourself or your car at unnecessary risk – give horses a wide berth and save yourself the worry of liability.

3. Think – Bike.

Check your mirrors, stay alert: Motorcyclists are almost 38 times more likely to be killed in RTAs than car drivers or passengers.

There were 365 fatalities involving motorcyclists in 2015 – an 8% increase on the year before – let’s make this year safer for bikers.

4. Drink Driving Kills

The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in your body. If you’re not sure – just don’t drink.

Failing a roadside breath test and being found guilty of drink driving could land you with an unlimited fine, 6 months in prison and a driving ban for at least 12 months.

5. Seatbelts Are There To Be Worn

If you’re driving a car and are caught without a seat-belth in use, you could face an on-the-spot fine of £100. If you’re eventually prosecuted, then the fine can increase to £500.

The seatbelts are there for your protection as well your passengers, don’t put yourself in risk of death or serious injury – do the right thing.

6. Tiredness Could Be The Death Of You

If your eyes are dragging, if you can feel your mind drift, or if you’re starting to list towards the edges of the road – stop and turn off at the soonest point possible.

Tiredness could kill you, your passengers and other road users. Reaching your destination is never worth your life.

7. Mobile Phones Are The Ultimate Distraction

Whether you’re changing some music, browsing the web, answering a message or checking for missed calls – time spent looking at your phone is time not looking at the road.

There’s never a good time to answer the phone whilst your driving – it’s illegal and it can get you up to two years in prison.

8. Country Roads Can Be Death Traps

No matter how many times you’ve driven down certain roads – there’s always a risk that you can meet a car coming down the other way.

Don’t be one of the 3 people that die every day on country roads. Keep on top of your speed, and brake before the bend.

9. Driving Under The Influence Of Any Drug Is Illegal

The same rules apply to drug driving as drink driving – worse even. Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin and even prescription drugs could land you in serious trouble.

Many drugs will slow your reaction time, making you that more likely to cause an accident. You could lose your job, gain a criminal record and receive up to 6 months in prison.

10. Cyclists Are Vulnerable To The Most Damage

As a driver, you are not only responsible for the safety of passengers, but also other road users – cyclists included.

Always be aware of cyclists, give them the space they need to manoeuvre and never pressure them into making a rash decision.