Road Safety Tips

While Driving:

  • Always follow the speed limits.
  • Beware of road surprises: expect the unexpected.
  • Never get so close to the vehicle in front you.
  • Don’t change lanes without using indicator.
  • Don’t move to the right to overtake.
  • Be aware of cyclists and motor cyclists on either sides.
  • Be aware of pedestrians.  Give way to pedestrians at pedestrian crossings.
  • Keep to the right as far as possible.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel.
  • Use your mirrors frequently.  Have accustomed what is around you.  Check mirrors before you signal.
  • Think ahead and make decisions early when approaching roundabouts/junctions.
  • Ensure seat belts are fastened.  Never let child below 10 years old in front seat.

In Residential Area:

  • Drive slowly and carefully – expect pedestrians, playing children, cyclists and parked cars.
  • Be aware that there is a maximum speed limits of 40 kph or lower.
  • Look out for car doors opening suddenly.

You Must Always Give Way:

  • At pedestrian crossings.
  • Where someone has already stepped out on to the crossing or is just about to do that.
  • When you turn on to a road from a driveway, parking space, garage, the hard shoulder, minor road.
  • When vehicles coming from your left at a junction.
  • When you are preparing to turn left – vehicles coming towards you on the other carriageway have priority.

Braking:

  • Do not wait to the last minute to apply brakes.  Apply brake early and slow gradually.

Save Money and Save the Planet:

  • Accelerate gradually – prolong the life of engine and produce less pollution.
  • Change gears earlier.
  • Keep the engine speed relatively slow – above 3000 rpm means burning a lot of fuel.
  • Brake gradually – prepare earlier, foot off the accelerator, apply brake early: reduce fuel consumption and wear on the brakes.
  • Maintain the correct air pressure in your tyres.

How to Reduce the Risk of Accidents:

  • Slow down.
  • Give yourself some space – gives more time and space to take an action.
  • Do not begin a journey if you are tired.
  • Avoid long journeys between midnight and 6 am.
  • Take regular breaks on long journeys – at least 15 min after every two hours.
  • Do not treat speed limits as a target.
  • Be considerate towards other road users – they may be inexperienced, do not the area well.  Be patient, remember that any one can make a mistake.
  • Do not let yourself become agitated if someone is behaving badly.  This make situation worse.  Pull over, calm down and continue journey when you are relaxed.

First Aid on Road:

  • Deal With Danger: Further collisions and fire are the main dangers following a crash.  Approach any vehicle involved with care.  Switch off all engines and if, possible, warn other traffic.  Stop anyone from smoking.
  • Get Help: Try to get the assistance of bystanders.  Get someone to call the appropriate emergency service as soon as possible.  They will need to know the exact location of the the incident and the number of vehicles involved.
  • Help Those Involved:  Do try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can, but avoid unnecessary movement.
  • Do give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic.
  • DO NOT move casualties still in vehicles unless further danger is threatened.
  • DO NOT remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it is essential.
  • DO NOT give them anything to eat or drink.
  • Provide Emergency Care: Remember the letters DR ABC
  • D – Danger: Ensure that you are not in danger.
  • R – Response: Try to get a response by asking questions and gently shaking the victim’s shoulders.
  • A – Airway: the airway should be clear and kept open.  Place one hand on the forehead, two fingers under the chin and gently tilt the head back.
  • B – Breathing: normal breathing should be established.
  • C – Compressions: If they are not breathing normally, compressions should be administered to to maintain circulation.
  • Do this (if you are trained in CPR) by placing two hands in the centre of the chest and press down 4-5cm at a rate of 100 presses per minute (you may only need one hand for a child).  Give 30 chest compressions.
  • Then tilt the head back gently, pinch the casualty’s nostrils together and place your mouth over theirs.  Give two breaths, each lasting one second.
  • Stop Any Bleeding If Possible:  First, check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass.  If there is nothing embedded, apply firm pressure over the wound.
  • If there is any object in place, take care not to press on it – build up padding on either side of it.  Fasten a pad to the wound with a bandage or length of cloth.  Use the cleanest material available.
  • If a limb is bleeding, but not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood.
  • Deal With Burns:  Try to cool the burn by wetting it with clean, cold water for at least 10 min.  Do not try to remove anything sticking to the burn.
  • Be Prepared:  Carry a first aid kit in your car, and consider learning emergency aid from any suitable qualified body.

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