Driving Advice

Road Safety professionals refer to the ‘Big 4’ – the main things that influence the chances and / or severity of injuries in a collision:
  • Alcohol or drugs – including the ‘morning after’
  • Mobile phones – looking at or using for texting, talking, internet
  • Speeding
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Speak up

    "No matter who the driver, no matter what the situation you must speak up if you feel at all unsafe or in danger – it's a small action that makes an incredible difference."

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  • Ignore your phone

    "You're four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving."

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  • How to pick your driving instructor

    "Choosing your instructor is a very important decision. A good instructor will set you up for a lifetime of safe driving."

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  • Taking drugs and driving

    "There is no safe limit, so don't drive and drink or take drugs. It can still be in your body the next morning. Never accept a lift from someone you think has been drinking or taking drugs"

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  • What are your chances?

    "Watch your speed, and drive appropriately for the weather conditions. It means you'll have a better chance of keeping your own life, and less chance of having someone else's death on your conscience."

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  • Being breathalysed

    "I see injuries first hand and the ones from road traffic crashes are by far the worst I've seen."

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