4 Important Things To Remember This Week
Road Safety week has arrived and we are dedicated to helping people stay safe on the road. We definitely start to feel more comfortable on the road as we get more driving experience. We must remember to stay alert while driving and keep our car in good working order because it could be the difference between life of death. I sent my car to the garage this morning to get two new tyres. It freaks me our thinking about carrying passengers and being responsible for other peoples safety. So I am taking control and keeping my car in good condition.
Here are a few reminders to help you stay safe while driving
Please use your indicators. Not only does it infuriate other drivers but cyclist and pedestrians need to know exactly when you are about to turn left or right. Use your indicator on in good time and give other road users a chance to react. It costs you nothing to use indicators but could cost you a lot more if you don’t.
Texting While Driving
Do you text while driving? Do you text while driving with passengers? Please make a commitment not to use your phone while driving. Driving and using your hand held phone is a lethal and now there are penalties in place if you are caught using your phone while driving.
On Wednesday 7 October The RSA and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) are running Tyre Safety Day where free tyre checks will be on offer to motorists in participating garages. If you are unsure about the condition of your tyres please get them checked by calling into your local garage. The minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm. Tread depth effects the performance of your tyres and winter is just around the corner. You need to be prepared.
Kids are a big distraction in a car and sometimes they might need your attention. Instead of turning around or reaching into the back seat while driving, just pull over to a safe area. It only takes a split second to veer into oncoming traffic and it isn’t worth it. It could be life changing in a negative way.
Also it’s a great time to teach kids about the safe cross code. Children need to be aware of the danger of traffic and you can teach them in a fun way. Check out the safe cross code video, they can learn the dance or play the Safe Cross Code game online.