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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Driving Safety Tips for a Safer Journey

Road traffic safety refers to methods and measures for reducing the risk of a person using the road network being killed or seriously injured.

Distracted driving is estimated to be a factor in 25% to 50% of all traffic crashes. Driving safely is not only beneficial to the driver but also to all other road users.

Driving is a privilege. A driver’s license gives you a certain level of freedom, but it also gives you an enormous amount of responsibility.Drivers who use their cell phones have a significantly increased chance of getting into a car crash.

When behind the wheel this responsibility comes in many forms:

  • Wearing safety belt
  • Driving sober
  • Focusing on the road
  • Driving defensively 


Follow these Driving Safety Tips for a Safer Journey:

  • Do not drink and drive.
  • 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.
  • Plan your journey well in advance.

At this video you'll watch how car drivers waiting for sanitation worker, but the police man ask them why you are parking here? watch what they said :).

1 comment:

Health And Safety Consultant Norfolk said...

I want to add one more safety precaution that one has to take which most people may have not thought of. It is listening to loud music. That can divert the mind, you can't hear any vehicle blowing the horn trying to overtake you, that will eventually cause a major accident.

Arnold Brame

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