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Tips for driving in bad weather

By March 21, 2015 Driving tips
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With the colder months starting to close in many are dreaming of curling up next to the fire with a warm drink. Yet with the festive period soon to be upon us, many people will brave the cold and icy conditions to travel and visit family and friends scattered across the country. Drivers need to stay safe upon the roads to ensure that everyone gets where they need to be in one piece. Read More

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Don’t believe the ‘safety’ spin of technology. Avoid Distractions.

By March 14, 2015 Driving tips
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Distracted driving is a deadly behaviour, and contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths every year in the U.S (source: AAA)

It is vitally important that drivers are educated about avoiding distractions, and by creating awareness about how mental and physical distractions impair driving we can eliminate these needless deaths. Read More

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Keep Your Vehicle Safe

By March 2, 2015 Driving tips
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Keeping your vehicle in tip top condition isn’t just about saving money (even though this helps) it’s also about keeping yourself safe out in the world. Risking bad brakes, broken engine parts and smooth tyres can lead to all kinds of problems which could result in you or another driver being involved in a road traffic accident. The safer and more well maintained your car is the more confidence you can enjoy when it comes to taking that drive. Read More

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What happens if you follow other too closely?

By February 23, 2015 Driving tips
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Bumper to bumper driving can be a danger not only to yourself but to others around you. As part of practising safe driving its essential to leave plenty of space between you and the other cars out on the road. This is where the three second rule comes into play; the three second rule can be applied by finding a stationary object on the road and counting the seconds from when the car ahead of you passes the object. The aim is for your car to pass the same object at least three seconds later so that there is plenty of time and space for you to stop safely should the unexpected occur.

When driving in the dark or when out on the roads in adverse weather conditions, drivers will want to bump up the three second rule to leave six seconds between your vehicle and those up ahead. Those six seconds in icy or wet weather can truly make all the difference when it comes to applying the brakes and stopping safely without touching another car. Read More

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Watch Out for the Other Guy

By February 16, 2015 Driving tips
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Even if you have been awarded the worlds’ best driver this doesn’t always leave you scot free out on the road. Those rare few drivers who obey the speed limit, are careful with their manoeuvres and are wholesomely considerate to fellow road users can even end up in a ditch or with a smashed bumper due to other drivers. Unfortunately not everyone on the road is nice as pie and this is why you may need to be prepared for other road users to act like lunatics. Being prepared for unpredictable behaviour every second of the way can help you to stay ready for swift action without succumbing to panic.

There are a multitude of problems other drivers can cause, from swerving into lanes to failing to signal for a turn, being distracted by sending a text message to trying to cut you off. Unfortunately the world is teeming with dangerous drivers or even those who lose concentration behind the wheel and it certainly works in your favour if you are already prepared for the encounter. Read More

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