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How to ensure you are safe on the road

Driving is something that is extremely useful, and once you have learnt the skill it can take facilitate you to commute to work, travel, and just make everyday tasks such as food shopping easier. However, it can’t be forgotten that when you are driving you are in control of a motorised vehicle and with that comes to some risks.

There are some things that you can do to ensure you are as safe as possible on the roads. Let’s have a look at some of them below:

Driver competence

First things first you need to ensure you are trained and qualified to drive the vehicles that you are in control of. This means practice, lessons, and taking some tests. You need to make sure take both a theory test that includes hazard perception skills and a practical test that involves you completing a set route with a driving assessor who will pass or fail you.

When you learn to drive it’s usually limited to certain cars or bikes and then if you want to learn to drive other vehicles such as a truck you have to take additional tests.

Vehicle safety

It is essential that as a driver of a vehicle you make sure that the motor you are driving is safe. To do this you make sure you complete check as such as the oil levels, tyre pressure, water levels, and brake light bulbs regularly to make sure they remain safe and in good working order.

You should always make sure you make an extra check before you take any long-distance journeys too. Once a year have a vehicle inspection completed on your car so that it is safe and legal to drive.

Driver health

This is a really important one. There may be times where your health means that you shouldn’t drive until you are able to do so safely. It could be that you are having problems with your eyes and are waiting to receive your new prescription glasses from your online order here.

You may also be taking medication that recommends you don’t drive for the duration of your prescription, among other things such as injured arms or legs. As well as looking after the vehicle you are operating, it is also important to make sure you are fighting fit to be able to drive it safely.

Insurance

It’s best if you have insurance on any vehicle that you drive, and if you are driving a commercial vehicle make sure your employer or you have business insurance. Having insurance in place not only protects you but it helps to protect others if you were to ever have an accident.

It’s easy to look compare prices online, and it’s easy to complete, just make sure you provide the correct details as your insurance may be void if you don’t.

These four area will help to make sure you are safe on the road. Is there anything else that you think should be included on the list? Please share them in the comments below.

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