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Driving Safely

We often take things we do regularly for granted, like driving. We sometimes assume that we have the skills to handle all situations, even those rarely experienced - like driving in the snow or heavy fog.

You can help reduce your risk of being in a crash by: 

  • Anticipating what might happen by looking ahead and closely observing the movement of other traffic wherever you drive
  • Expecting the unexpected especially in city driving and take extra care when changing lanes, overtaking, going through intersections and driving at night
  • Keeping a greater distance to the car in front especially when driving on rural roads and overtake only when safe - never rush or lose patience
  • Taking a 15 minute powernap whenever you feel drowsy or sleepy
  • Reducing your speed accordingly when driving conditions become difficult or extreme through rain, fog, snow or glare
  • Not driving after you have been drinking or have taken drugs
  • Not using a mobile phone while driving

The crash risk for drivers differs according to age and experience. 

Driving as safely as we can is a shared responsibility of all road users.

Ageing drivers are at a greater risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash due to increased frailty and other issues associated with driving, rather than risky driving behaviour.

Young P plate drivers are three times more likely to be involved in serious accidents than experienced drivers, and the risk is even higher in the first few months of getting your licence.  This is partly because some young drivers do stupid things and take stupid risks, but the major reason is that they lack experience.

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