Staying Safe on Our Roads

Whether you’re a new driver or have been driving for decades, commuting around a city or along rural roads, or driving on blue sky days versus during adverse weather events such as flooding and fog, road safety is everyone’s responsibility and is always important. We all need to do our part to look out for ourselves and others on the road.

Here are our top road safety tips to help you get from A to B, and help keep the roads in your neighbourhood safe:

  • Make it click! Always wear your seatbelt.

  • Stick to the speed limits and recommended speeds on corners.

  • Drive to the conditions.

  • Stay alert for pedestrians, animals, and cyclists.

  • Play it safe, don’t sneak in at the end of a yellow light.

  • Maintain a generous distance between cars.

  • Use headlights, indicators, fog lights, and hazards as needed.

  • If it’s flooded, forget it! Find another route.

  • Keep your tank at least half full, especially in rural areas.

  • Stay up to date with road closures, flooding, and forecasts.

  • Check your tyres.

  • Avoid sudden braking.

  • Always have your mobile phone with you, but be sure to pull over safely to use it.

  • Give your vehicle a TWIRL and check you have a current WOF.

  • Take regular breaks on long distance trips

  • Drive drink and drug-free (no brainer!)

  • Avoid distractions whilst driving.

If you’re a pedestrian or cyclist:

  • Wear bright colours and lights to remain visible.

  • Don’t cause a fright, use appropriate crosswalks.

  • Keep to sidewalks and bike paths as much as possible.

  • Stay alert and aware of motorists.

  • Don’t use your phone as you are crossing the road.

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