What affects driving safety?
Safety on the road is directly related to how you drive, and can also be affected by the passengers in the vehicle.
The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle and all its occupants. If your ability to drive is impaired in any way, you endanger yourself and other road users ⇒ . Therefore:
– Do not let yourself be distracted by passengers or by using a mobile phone,
– Never drive when your driving ability is impaired (by medication, alcohol, drugs, etc.).
– Obey all traffic regulations and speed limits and always maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front.
– Always adjust your speed to suit the road, traffic and weather conditions.
– Take frequent breaks on long trips. Do not drive for more than two hours without a stop.
– If possible, avoid driving when you are tired or stressed.
- • Distractions while driving or any kind of impairment to your driving ability increase the risk of accident and injury.
- • Do not store loose objects on the dashboard. These objects could fly around the interior when the vehicle is moving (under acceleration or whilst cornering) and distract the driver – this could lead to an accident.