Breakdown

Get your vehicle off the road if possible. Turn your hazard lights on to warn other traffic. Wait outside the vehicle – your car could easily be rear-ended. Try to wear light-coloured clothing or pull on your hi-vis jacket. Put the warning triangle on the road, 45 metres behind your broken-down car. Be very careful […]

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Mobile phones

Would you drive while wearing a blindfold? Hmm, probably not. But when you’re busy texting or checking a missed call, that’s essentially what you’re doing: driving blind. The risks  According to research by the RAC Foundation, a driver who’s texting is more dangerous than a driver who’s been smokin’ weed or drunk the legal alcohol […]

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Seat belts

Maybe you’re just nipping five minutes round the corner. Or driving to your mate’s gaff – a journey you do every single week, so you know every bend and junction back to front. You don’t really need to wear a seat belt… do you? Er, yes you do. Research proves that, in a crash, someone […]

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Drink driving

Mixing alcohol with cars is deadly. Research shows that alcohol slows reaction times, sends your concentration into freefall and affects ability to judge speed and distance. If you drive at twice the legal alcohol limit you’re at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash than a driver who hasn’t been boozing. “Never […]

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Peer pressure

You respect your mates and your mates respect you. They’d hate to put you – or themselves – in danger. But sometimes they can push you into doing dumb stuff. Driving too fast, for instance. Or showing off in a road race. Did you know that one third of young people in the UK have […]

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Advanced driving courses

Reckon your driving skills are already pretty advanced? Seriously, not likely! The only way to make yourself a genuinely advanced driver is to go on a course, for instance from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) or Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). These courses can improve your driving technique, make you safer […]

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