Safe Motoring Tips

Before Driving

  • Ensure rear doors are locked if children are in the rear seats (activate child locks)
  • Check your tyre pressures regularly (don't forget the spare)
  • Do not touch your phone whilst driving (use bluetooth if phone/car is equipped)
  • Ensure all compartment doors (e.g. glove box, sunglass holder, etc) are latched properly
  • Never leave loose items, including phones, satellite navigation units, club locks and luggage, unsecured in the cabin -these could become projectiles in the event of an accident or sudden acceleration or braking
  • Utilise your air conditioning to quickly demist your windscreen. Having your air set to 'fresh' and not 'recirculation' may help prevent your window from fogging up
  • Ensure child seats are correctly fitted. Obtain assistance if unsure

Seating Position

  • Adjust headrest to the appropriate height level
  • Seat belts should be fastened tight around the lap and over the shoulder
  • Ensure seat belt sash sits comfortably over your shoulder and not up around your neck
  • Ensure rear and side mirrors are correctly adjusted for each journey

Driving

  • Do not put your feet or legs on the dashboard whilst travelling in the passenger seat
  • Do not extend any body parts out of the vehicle during the journey
  • Keep two seconds safety distance to the car in front
  • If sun glare or oncoming headlights are affecting your visibility look at the left hand side road markings to gauge your position on the road
  • Always drive with two hands on the steering wheel
  • Always assume that you have not been seen by other road users
  • If you cannot see the driver's face through their mirrors, they cannot see you
  • Be courteous and share the road with other road users
  • Adjust your speed to suit the range of your headlights i.e. do not drive too fast with your lights dipped -make sure you have adequate forward vision for the speed you are driving

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