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Quick tips to prevent road accidents

Updated on: 10 September 2020

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With forethought most accidents could be prevented. Hopefully these tips will help prevent you from having an accident on the roads.

For further advice on staying safe on the road, you can visit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), or

Quick tips to stay safe on the road

Don’t use your mobile phone whilst driving
Making or receiving a call, even using a hands-free phone, could lead to an accident.

Belt up in the back
In a collision, an unbelted rear seat passenger can kill or seriously injure the driver or a front seat passenger.

Don’t drink and drive
Any alcohol, even a small amount, can impair your driving. Be a safe driver and don’t drink and drive.

Slow down
Take extra care outside schools and parks and other places where there may be more pedestrians around.

Be aware of children
Children often act impulsively. Take extra care outside schools and parks and near buses and ice cream vans.

Take a break
Tiredness is thought to be a major factor in more than 10% of road accidents. Plan to stop for at least a 15 minute break every 2 hours on a long journey.

Observe and anticipate other road users. Use your mirrors regularly and don’t forget to glance into your blind area before altering your course.

Use child seats
Child and baby seats should be fitted properly and checked every trip.

Keep your distance
Always keep a safe distance from the car in front.

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