As time goes on when you’ve been driving for a while, it’s important to stay as vigilant as the day you started. Some people get a little too relaxed after a while, and we’ve all been in a car where we’ve not felt entirely safe. Here are 7 driver safety reminders for you to have a refreshers on, and perhaps share with others who may have got too comfortable as well.
7 Driver Safety Reminders
No Mobile Phones
We ALL know this, everyone knows this, even children know this, yet every week we hear about yet another accident because some mindless driver was on their phone. You can no longer use your mobile as a Sat Nav if it is not mounted to the screen, you cannot text, call someone, or look down at your phone at all. A split second looking away could be fatal. Whoever is messaging or ringing can wait. You could break this into two points.
Watch Your Speed
Roads change their speed zone limit quite often, especially if you live in a residential area around schools and other public areas. The most important of the driver safety reminders is to stay up to date on the speed limit on your local zones and always look out for signs whilst driving too. It’s been proven time and time again that these speed limits are there for a reason, they save cars and lives.
Maintain Air Conditioning
During these past few months, I can only imagine what it was like to be in a car without air conditioning that worked properly. Distracting, uncomfortable, and therefore, dangerous conditions. There are great places where you can get good deals on having your air conditioning maintained or even fixed. Does your car’s air conditioning require service? Iverson offers Air con re-gassing in Middlesex for as low as £59. Book yours online!
Another one of the most important driver safety reminders is to always wear your seatbelt and to make sure everyone else in the car is. It’s your responsibility to not set off unless everyone is safely wearing theirs. If you complain about them cutting into you or being uncomfortable, look into seatbelt padding for longer journeys, but always make sure you’re wearing one.
Check Your Tyres
Without tyres, your car isn’t going anywhere, so make sure you look after them properly. Putting air into your tyres before a long journey and making sure you have things checked as soon as you feel anything different are really important driver safety reminders, that often get overlooked.
You rely on your car, you use it daily, you transport your loved ones in it, so keep your car in good health and in tip top shape. Having MOTs, regular maintenance and keeping on top of any small problems than occur like a crack in your windscreen, can really save time and money in the long run.
Have you got any driver safety reminders that I’ve missed? Share them below!