Road and driver safety
Human error is involved in almost all accidents, so don’t underestimate the risks of having an accident and don’t overestimate your abilities.
Don’t speed or drive aggressively, and try to anticipate the mistakes of other road users.
Look out for cyclists, motorbikes and pedestrians, all of who are more vulnerable than cars.
Your concentration should always be on the road rather than ‘in’ the car.
Bear in mind the limitations of your vehicle, ensuring it is well maintained and serviced regularly.
Allow for longer stopping distances when the driving conditions are poor and on long journeys take regular breaks to avoid getting tired.
Before driving, don’t drink or take drugs that affect your ability to drive, and remember it is illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving.
Attending an advanced driving course can improve your skills and awareness.
Related external link
Road safety Wales - www.roadsafetywales.co.uk/index.htm