Tips

A safer road & traffic environment can be created through ones ‘own behavior’ that emphasizes responsible driving that is considerate of other road users.
Excessive or inappropriate speed continues to be the MAJOR CAUSE of road accidents
– Kill your speed before your speed kills

Pedestrians should wear or carry/ something light coloured or reflective to help other road users see them when it is dark.
Pedestrians should walk facing oncoming traffic, close to the side of the road, and in single file if necessary.

Safe driving involves driving in a manner appropriate to the road and the conditions,not simply speed watching or keeping to some arbitrarily defined number.

Young children should not be out alone on the road – a responsible adult should walk
with them at the side of the road, between them and the on coming traffic while holding
their hand firmly.

It is almost a universal law of nature that new drivers over *their first five years have an
injury-accident rate of about five times that of more experienced drivers.

An inescapable conclusion is that driver training” which for  most people ceases after
passing the driving test, and driver testing are clearly not a guarantee of safe vehicle
operation – appropriate safe driving  behavior has to be learned by doing – slow down!

Safe driving needs concentration. Avoid distractions when driving such as:

. Loud music
. Inserting a  CD or tuning a radio
. Eating or drinking
. Arguing with your passengers or other road users
. Using a hand held mobile phone
– Find a safe place to stop first.

Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be
clear. An average family car will require 3 car lengths to stop when travelling at 20 mph,
9 car lengths to stop from 40 mph, and 18 car lengths to stop from 60 mph

 

 

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