Accident prevention tips
most accidents are caused by poor driving, many can also be prevented by
defensive driving. Follow these simple steps to reduce risk and save
- Always wear seat belts. The driver is
responsible for all children under 16 and you can be fined if they are not
wearing seat belts.
- Stay aware. Check you mirrors
frequently to be aware of all vehicles around you but focus your attention on
the road in front. Don't use your mobile phone whilst moving.
the unexpected. Anticipate the actions of others and keep a safe distance from
other vehicles. Remember to increase distances in bad weather and at night time.
advanced motoring courses. Most motorists have little experience of controlling
a car in a skid. An hour spent on a skid pan can give you valuable experience
and help prevent accidents.
10% of all accidents are
caused by mechanical failure. Read our guide to car maintenance to reduce the
possibility of failure.