Road safety education in our area is delivered by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership. You will find lots of advice about keeping safer on the roads available on their website.
We all share a responsibility to look out for each other and respect each other’s needs on the roads. Here are some simple things that you can do to be a better, safer driver:
- Slow down and drive to the conditions of the road – the speed limit is a maximum and it may not be appropriate in all situations
- Don’t drink or take drugs and drive – drink and drugs can affect your response times as a driver and can make drivers over-confident, so they take more risks
- Wear a seatbelt for every journey – wearing a seatbelt will double your chances of survival in a crash
- Don’t use a mobile phone whilst driving – put your phone away whilst driving so you won’t be tempted to use it.
- Keep your distance – leave at least a two second gap between you and the car in front and give cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders plenty of space when overtaking them.