10 tips for being considerate when you are driving.
Road Safety Week is happening from the 17th-23rd November this year and theme is ‘Look Out For Each Other’. Tiger.co.uk has 10 tips for being considerate to other drivers and your passengers when you are driving:
1. Don't use your mobile phone whilst driving. Making or receiving a call, even using a 'hands free' phone, can distract your attention from driving and could lead to an accident.
2. Don't drink and drive. Any alcohol, even a small amount, can impair your driving. To be truly safe, don't drink and drive.
3. Slow down. At 35mph you are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian than at 30mph.
4. Take extra care outside schools, near buses and ice cream vans. Children often act impulsively.
5. 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.
6. Make sure passengers in your car are wearing a seatbelt at all times.
7. Anticipate and observe other road users and use your mirrors regularly.
8. Use car seats for smaller passengers. Child and baby seats should be fitted properly and checked every trip.
9. Keep your distance. It is a good idea on urban and suburban roads to give plenty of space in front. On dry roads, you can leave approximately 1 metre (1 yard) for every one mile per hour of your speed.
10. Get your eyes tested regularly and wear glasses at the wheel if needed.