Driver Safety Tips

(Information provided by Smartfleetwww.smartfleetaustralia.com.au)

Get there safely

  • Avoid conflict. Show restraint and stay calm.
  • Don’t respond to challenges and avoid sudden swerving, acceleration or braking.
  • Have patience when merging and allow others to merge. Avoid cutting in on other drivers.
  • Don’t tailgate. Allow at least three seconds between the vehicle and the one in front.
  • Remember, the faster the speed, the more time you need to stop.
  • If other drivers show aggression, avoid eye contact and proceed as if nothing has happened. Keep well clear of a vehicle being driven in an erratic or unsafe way.
  • If you make a mistake, say sorry to other drivers and say thanks if they are courteous to you.
  • Remember, it is illegal for drivers to hold a mobile phone when driving! However, it is wise to have one with you in case of emergencies.
  • Always try to avoid driving when fatigued.
  • Never drive when under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs.
  • Don’t carry any kind of weapon.
  • Be aware of what is happening around you at all times.
  • Remember to buckle up at all times while driving.
  • Always drive at speeds that are safe for the conditions and ensure that you drive within speed limits.