Collisions on the road are one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Many of these incidents could easily be prevented by driving more safely. Driving safely is your responsibility. Bad driving puts both your own and other's lives at risk. Collisions on the road can lead to life changing injuries for those involved as well as resulting in serious consequences for offending drivers. Many fatal or serious collisions on our roads can be linked to the 'fatal four':
- Not wearing seat belts
- Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Speeding- Speed limits are there for a reason. The risk of seriously injuring someone increases with your speed, a few miles per hour could be the difference between life and death.
Drink driving - If you drink alcohol or take drugs and drive, you put yourself, your loved ones and other road users at risk. Don’t take the chance, it's not worth the risk.
Mobile phones - You are up to four times more likely to have a crash if you use your mobile phone whilst driving. Only use your mobile after you have stopped in a safe place. It is against the law to use a mobile phone whilst driving, this includes:
- Picking up your phone to make or receive calls.
- Picking up your phone to send and receive texts or browse the internet.
- Using your phone whilst stopped at traffic lights or when queuing in traffic.