Health and Safety
19 July 2009
Although you can not control other road users you can greatly reduce your chances of having an accident
by taking the following precautions:
- Make sure you are properly rested before starting a journey.
- Before setting off check your vehicle to make sure it is fit for the road, taking special care to check the oil, lights,
water levels and tyres.
- When using a hire car, make yourself familiar with its controls and adjust the seat and mirrors to suit you.
- Observe the speed limits.
- Reduce your speed to suit the road and weather conditions.
- Keep your distance from the vehicle in front, leaving at least a two second gap.
- On long journeys frequently stop before you start to lose concentration or start to feel tiredness setting in.
- Park safely, not blocking corners or junctions and not where pedestrians will have to walk into the road to pass your vehicle.
- Be considerate of other road users.
- Never drive whilst under the influence of alcohol.