road safety

road safety

Did you know that a new list of things to check have been added to the MOT? Are you aware that learner drivers are now allowed on the motorway during lessons? These are just a few of the changes which have been taking place when it comes to driving over the last few months. Continue reading to find out more.

Who is in more accidents? Men or women?

We look to answer the age long debate...
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A few years ago, we reported that the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) found that men are more likely to be involved in crashes because of bad driving habits than women. These bad habits included driving too fast and drink-driving. They found that men were nearly twice as likely to be involved in a collision due to being careless, reckless or in a hurry. They also found that men are more likely to crash because of poor behaviour or inexperience. However, that was a few years ago, so is this still the case? In this article, we settle the argument once and for all and give you some top tips to stay safe on the roads...
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We weren’t too far into December before we started having snow. While we didn’t get much here on the coast, there were plenty of places in the UK that had a fair bit. And as we all know, when the UK gets snow, everything comes to a stand-still. Trains get cancelled (at least they have an excuse this time), schools close, roads are closed and people are warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. However, what if you do need to go out? Or worse, what if you attempted to go out and you’re car has gotten stuck? Or, what if you have a car that has towing capabilities, and you want to help those who are stuck in the bad weather?

Top tips for safe motoring

We give you some of our top tips for safe motoring...
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Safety is the most important thing when you are out on the road. Whether you are a driver or a passenger, you should ensure that you are as safe as you can possibly be when in a vehicle on the road. While we know that you do everything you can to ensure that you are safe out on the road, there are always extra tips and tricks that you can make note of to make your journey safer. We obviously want you to be as safe as possible on the road, so in this article, we are going to be giving you some top tips for safe motoring including when you are driving and how to take care of your car to ensure that it is in tip-top shape to keep you safe...

What is the Green Cross Code?

What is the Green Cross Code? Why is it important? We look at the history of the Green Cross Code...
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The Green Cross Code is probably one of the most well-known codes in the UK. It began in 1970, by the National Road Safety Committee, now known as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and was to raise awareness of pedestrian road safety in the UK. So, it’s been around for a while. But, what is the Green Cross Code? In this article, we look at the history of the Green Cross Code, what the Green Cross Code is, and top safety tips that can be learnt by following the Green Cross Code.

10 tips for staying within the speed limit

We take a look at some of the best ways to stay within the speed limit
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It’s Road Safety week this week, and to bring awareness to this, we have produced a series of articles giving you advice on how to stay safe out on the roads as a driver, a cyclist and a pedestrian. But one thing we have yet to talk about is how to make sure that you are keeping within the speed limit. One of the top tips for keeping safe on the roads is to abide by the speed limit. After all, it is a limit for a reason, and much thought has been put into those limits. But many will know that sometimes that is difficult. You can get distracted, relax or go into a bit of a daydream and find your speed creeping up without you even realising. It’s not that you want to break the speed limit, but sometimes it happens. So in this article, we are going to look at 10 tips for staying within the speed limit...

Rural road safety

We look at keeping safe on rural roads...
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In the UK, we are very lucky to have such a vast countryside, with gorgeous landscapes and rolling hills. And sometimes there’s nothing nicer than driving down a country road, enjoying the impressive views and the freedom of not being restricted by city driving. However, rural roads can be dangerous. More deaths occur on rural roads than they do on urban roads, making road safety in rural areas imperative. Whether you drive on rural roads on a regular basis or you are unfamiliar with driving in a rural area, we’ve provided you with some top tips to keep safe on rural roads as both a driver, and a walker...

Road safety for pedestrians

We look at keeping safe as a pedestrian...
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Now the clocks have turned back, it’s getting darker much earlier, which means you will very often find yourself walking in the dark. Be this back from the train station, walking your children back from an after-school club or Scouts or simply walking to and from meeting friends, the chances are you will find yourself walking when it is dark. Your safety as a pedestrian is important. While you are very safe when walking along the pavement, you are one of the most vulnerable groups, you don’t have a metal box to protect you if an incident occurs. So in this article, we are going to look at road safety for pedestrians with our top tips to stay safe....

Road safety for drivers

We look at some top safety tips for when you're out on the road
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Road safety is imperative. Cars are becoming safer, and the advances in technology mean that we have never been safer on the roads. In fact, Volvo have committed to ensuring that there are no deaths or serious injuries in their new vehicles from 2020. However, we are not 100% safe all of the time. And road safety is still just as important today as it was thirty, forty years ago when lane departure warnings didn’t exist. 27,130 people were killed or seriously injured in the year ending June 2017. There were 176,500 casualties if you include minor injuries. While this is actually a 5% fall in injuries and deaths from last year, it is still far too many. So in this article, we are going to look at some top tips for staying safe while driving, including on rural roads, on motorways and in cities.,,

Road safety for cyclists

Read our top safety tips for cyclists...
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Cyclists. Whether you love them or loathe them, the chances are you have an opinion on them. Possibly the most divisive topic when it comes to driving, cyclists are never far from a driver’s thoughts when they are on the road. Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, you share the road with cyclists. And cyclists, you share the road with car and truck drivers. And whether you are a cyclist yourself or you are a driver, safety is very important. In 2015, there were 18,884 incidents involving cyclists. This includes whether they were slightly injured, severely injured or killed. These are the latest figures that are available. It is also thought that this number is actually larger as many casualties aren’t reported to the police. In February this year (2017) it was reported that there has been a 50% rise in accidents between cyclists and pedestrians in seven years. So regardless of whether you ride a bike, you are a driver or you are a pedestrian, keeping safe while cycling or around cyclists is absolutely imperative. But how do you stay safe if you are a cyclist? In this article, we look at road safety for cyclists.
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