Text of Safe Driving Guidelines and Practices for the summer holidays
SAFE DRIVING GUIDELINES AND PRACTICES FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Driving Tips from Car Leasing Made Simple
Carleasingmadesimple.com With the summer holidays now well upon
us families nationwide will be setting off on long car journeys to
the coast. However, what promises to be a joyous occasion is in
danger of becoming a nightmare. Research by road safety charity
Brake and Direct Line has recently been published revealing that
more than half of drivers do not take the appropriate amount of
breaks during long journeys. With this in mind we felt it
appropriate to put together our top 5 safe driving guidelines for
the summer holidays.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 1) Dont drive tired Most important
advice and some of the findings that came out of the study included
the fact that 35% of the 1,000 drivers polled said they often
continued a journey despite feeling sleepy and also the fact that
the RAC Foundation said fatigue is reported as a factor in just 2%
of accidents but it estimates the real figure is closer to 20%.
Advice : Take regular brakes to avoid repetition fatigue. Quick
open windows to get some fresh air.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 2) Perform a vehicle check Do a quick
vehicle perform check think as F.L.O.W.E.R. This FLOWER stands for
F Fuel L Lights O Oil W Water E Electrics R Rubber
Carleasingmadesimple.com 3) Keep your distance Remember two
second gap between you and the vehicle in front. This rule is still
same as from last 20 years. By keeping safe distance ensure that
you have an appropriate amount of time to respond to any sudden
changes in the environment.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 4) Pay attention to Laws and Warnings
In summer, people normally go faster than winter, enjoying sunshine
and forget about the laws and warnings. We would advice to keep an
eye on signs and roads that avoids big risks.
Carleasingmadesimple.com 5) Think C.O.A.S.T Remember C.O.A.S.T
to drive safely. C Concentration O Observation A Anticipation S
Space T Time By concentrating, observing and anticipating correctly
you will leave yourself enough space and time to react safely to
dangerous situations that present themselves.
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