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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.