Keep your distance!

You can’t crash into empty space!

The more space you keep around you, the less risk of a collision. Rear end collisions are one of the most common forms of traffic accident, but you don’t have to be a victim. Managing the space of the driver behind you is just as important as the space in front of you and you may well need to build into that space the braking distance of the driver who is too close to you.

Remember ‘ Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule ‘

Less haste, less speed …

In busy congested conditions or in built up areas give yourself time – there’s no need to speed, and you won’t get there any quicker!

In 2010, 40% of all road traffic fatalities happened in built up areas compared to only 6% on motorways.

75% of all traffic accidents happen in town where there are generally more hazards per mile.

Look ahead and anticipate

Don’t just look at the vehicle in front and in your mirrors to observe what is going on immediately around you.

Anticipate what is happening ahead of you by looking at the furthest point along the road as well as observing the behaviour of your fellow road users.

One of the main causes of accidents is the failure to recognise a hazardous situation in front of you and behind you.