Road Safety for Drivers
Safer journeys for everyone
Main causes of road accidents in the UK
Calling or texting on a phone is still the number one cause of road accidents, but eating food, putting on make up, reaching for an object or even reading a book were all recorded causes of accidents in 2018.
Despite having some of the safest roads in the world, speeding is still a major cause of accidents in the UK and carries a fine of £100 or more, 3 penalty points on your driving licence and attendance of a Speed Awareness course.
Alcohol and Drugs
Slowing reactions and reducing your ability to spot hazards, even a small amount of alcohol can put you over the limit.
Aggressive driving, illegal overtaking and racing other drivers are all forms of dangerous driving that account for 10% of serious accidents.
Tips for safer driving
Slow down. Stay focussed. Simple changes to your driving can make a huge difference.
Reduce your speed
Slow is smooth and smooth is fast
Eyes on the road
Don't get distracted
Awareness of other drivers
Give yourself time
Anticipation is key to driving safely. Look ahead for possible hazards. If you're on the motorway or dual carriageway take note of when you pass an exit, because you know an entrance is coming up soon and you might have to move out.
When you come up to traffic lights, a good rule of thumb is to stop while you can still see the rear wheels of the car in front.
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Our Safety Innovations
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Get a ten point vehicle safety check
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Ensure your tyres are winter ready
Make sure your tyres are ready for the cold weather and have enough tread to cope with icy conditions with a free tyre check.