With more drivers on UK roads now than ever in history, it is much more important for modern motorists to practice their safe driving. Whilst all legal drivers have learned the sufficient skills to pass their driving test, a large proportion are quite open to the fact that they lapse into bad driving habits once they have their pink license – but something needs to be done about this.
Whilst it should go without saying, driving after drinking is still a common issue. Even the slightest amount of alcohol can affect your reaction time and make you a danger to other road users. Likewise, always ensure to drive according to the weather around you – take note of the conditions outside, and adjust your driving to suit the weather.
Driving when tired can have just as serious consequences as driving when drunk. Take regular breaks on long journeys, and try to avoid driving altogether when fatigued. Avoiding distractions such as mobile phones, music or other passengers when behind the wheel will significantly reduce the risk of an accident and make you a safer driver.
Finally, always make sure you wear your seat belt – they are there to save your life in the event of a collision. Even if you are only driving for a couple of minutes to the shop, being on the road puts you at danger of being in a crash, and having your seatbelt on for those couple of minutes could make the difference.
As always, safe driving from Britannia!
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