Safe driving guide
Our Safe Driving Guide points out the key areas of driving where safety could be improved
Look after youself
Vunerable road users
Safe Driving Guide Guide
Speed kills – Driving too fast is the main cause of car crashes! 66% of all road accidents with deaths or injuries occur on roads with a speed limit of 30 mph or less. We explain the harsh reality of speeding and why driving just a bit slower can make so much difference.
Stay sober – When having a drink don’t drive, plan ahead how you will get home and only accept a lift from someone you know hasn’t been drinking. Methods have been tried for decades to sober up fast but as yet there simply is no quick way of getting “un-drunk”.
Distracted driving – What is distracted driving? Well it’s involved in 80% of all road accidents and some examples of driver distraction are; texting, using a mobile, eating and drinking, talking to passengers and grooming to name just a few.
Driving tired – Amazing but it’s the young men who are most involved in road accidents related to driving whilst being tired. Unfortunately, this kind of accident tends to be either fatal or with serious injuries.
Women driving alone – Did you know there are now more women taking the driving test than men! this means it’s more important than ever that you girls take steps to protect yourselves from potential harm. Check out the YCD top tips for staying safe when driving alone.
Cyclist –Cyclist do have the same rights as car drivers, they are vulnerable and deserve respect from all motorist. Always look out for cyclist when turning, use your indicators and give cyclist sufficient space when passing, these are just a few of the things you should do when you engage cyclist on the road.
Motorcyclist – An amazing fact; Motorcyclist only account for 1% of all road users, But incredibly they represent more than 20% of all road deaths and serious injuries. Two-thirds of motorcycle accidents are at road junctions and this is a statistic that has to be improved.
Horses – When you encounter horses and riders whilst driving always give them right of way, slowdown be patient and check out our advice both you and horse and rider safe on the road.
Whiplash – What is whiplash? It’s a soft tissue which occurs in the neck when the head has been jolted forwards. If you are involved in a car accident you may suffer from whiplash.