Basic Safety Precautions when on the Road

UK: Five Crashes in 12 hoursDeaths caused by motor vehicular accidents are very common, even if they are highly preventable. Many lives could have been saved if motorists only took the time to heed the basic safety precautions when on the road. To avoid making the same mistakes, remember these tips listed below:

  • Do not drink and drive. Read more on the blood/alcohol limit for motorists.
  • Obey the speed limit.
  • Do not use cell phones when driving. It is illegal and extremely dangerous.
  • Ensure the vehicle is in a roadworthy condition.
  • Do simple vehicle maintenance and pre-trip inspections.
  • Guard against distractions while driving. Set all devices, mirrors and controls prior to driving.
  • Ensure all vehicle occupants wear a seat belt.
  • Maintain a safe following distance. Obey the two-second rule.
  • Allow yourself to take short breaks when driving long distances. Read more on driver fatigue.
  • Plan your journey well in advance.

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