Whilst there is a lot of material published online in regards to ensuring your driving is safe, and that your vehicle is fully prepared for any journey and to cope with any possible weather conditions, very little has been mentioned about the safety of the driver and passengers inside the car.
For example, seat belts are now a legal requirement for any person inside a moving car- however statistics show that even now, far fewer passengers use them than they should. The humble seat-belt, whilst not exceptionally comfortable, is one of the key features that will keep you safe inside a car in the event of a collision.
Air bags are another vital feature to ensure your car is equipped with – should the worst happen and your car strikes an exterior object such as another car at speed, the air bags in your car could mean the difference between life and death.
However it is not only the in-built features of the car that will keep you safe – it is also the behaviour of those inside. A vast number of motor accidents are caused by drivers being distracted from the roads, whether it is just for a split second by a mobile phone, or by in-car activities involving another passenger or any other in-car distraction, and this is why it is always important for the driver especially to keep their full attention on the road at all times, and for their passengers to respect this.
Safe driving from Britannia!