Safe Driving9 simple steps to a secure vehicle!
Seat belts can reduce your health risks during an accident by 50%.
Ensure that your seat belts are in proper condition.
For maximum protection, keep your seat backrest upright with your seatbelt on. Fasten the Seat Belt
Keep Head Restraints Head restraints are extensions of the car seat that limit the movement of your head during impact.
Ensure that the height of your head rest corresponds with the height and position of you head for maximum protection.
Airbags, Brakes, Tyres Airbags protect your face and torso from impact.
Check your brakes regularly, and remember that it is harder to brake on loose soil and wet roads.
Regularly check your tyre pressure and replace worn-out tyres.
Dos and Donts - I NEVER drink and drive.
If you are taking medications for anything, check the labels and ask your doctor to ensure that they wont make you drowsy. If they do, avoid driving after taking them.
Avoid driving when you are exhausted or sleepy.
Dos and Donts - II Avoid driving alone for long journeys.
On long drives, take regular breaks, snacks and drink water to keep yourself alert.
Plan your route in advance to avoid having to rush or get stressed because of traffic/lateness.
Dos and Donts - III Keep your eyes on the road. If you want to change the CD, read/answer a text message, pull over first.
NEVER drive while talking on your mobile phone. Using a Bluetooth headset might keep your hands free, but your mind will still be distracted, slowing your reaction time.
Dos and Donts - IV Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you to avoid panic braking if the other car should stop suddenly.
Keeping some distance from the vehicle in front of you may also save your windshield from being hit by small pebbles caught in the other cars tyres.
Driving Etiquette - I Before taking a turn, put on your indicators well in advance to give approaching vehicles a chance to reduce their speed.
Do not weave in and out of traffic lanes.
When driving at night, keep your headlights low to avoid blinding oncoming traffic.
Driving Etiquette - II Give right-of-way to emergency vehicles.
NEVER try to beat the yellow light. A yellow light means to Slow Down.
Yield right-of-way at intersections.
ALWAYS obey speed limits.
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