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14 Tips for Road Safety

Road safety tips that will help you to avoid getting a speeding ticket or becoming a casualty:

  1. Do not exceed legal speed limits - they are there for a reason.
  2. Remember that speed limits are a maximum not a target - often it is more appropriate to drive well within them.
  3. Look for speed limit signs and make a point of knowing what the limits are on your local roads.
  4. Set realistic journey times.
  5. Don't be pressured by tailgaters to speed.
  6. As a passenger you can ask the driver to slow down.
  7. Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists, children, animals and motorcyclists.
  8. Remember, if it is a built up area and if there is street lighting, you can presume its a 30 limit unless signs show otherwise.
  9. Be responsible and check your speedometer as frequently as you would your mirrors - it could save your licence.
  10. Choose the right gear to maintain control of your speed.
  11. Read the highway code to find out more about speed limits.
  12. Be an ambassador for driving within the legal speed limits - if you comply the chances are that the driver behind you will too.
  13. If you are driving a commercial vehicle or towing a trailer it is likely that you will be subject to a lower speed limit. Make sure you know what that limit is.
  14. Contact your local authority Road Safety Team and find out about safety campaigns in your area and how you can help.

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