Wherever you’re going, whatever your Christmas plans; you want to get there safely. Follow these safe driving trips for Christmas so you can.
While you can’t control your family or the gifts you get, you can control your behaviour on the roads during this holiday season by following this year’s safe driving tips for Christmas.
If you are taking a long journey, prepare ahead. Know your route, roughly how long it will take and where you will find fuel and rest stops along the way.
Make sure you take breaks if travelling distances. Experts recommend taking a 15-minute break for every two hours of driving. Fatigue is a well-known contributor in traffic accidents so take this out of the equation.
Keep a safe distance from other vehicles. A 2 second buffer is recommended between your vehicle and the car in front.
Remain aware of your surroundings as you drive. Always assume that other drivers may not have read these tips and could do something unexpected. If you remain alert, your reaction time to a situation could save your life.
This is a no-brainer yet people still do it. Do not drive if you have been drinking alcohol or have taken drugs. Being caught is not the worst thing that can happen. If you cause an accident while under the influence you will likely ruin some-one’s life as well as your own.
Again, we are sure you know better than this, but do not answer or use your mobile phone while driving. The increased risk of road accident while using a phone is estimated to be at least 8 – 23 times higher.
Make sure your car is serviced and road worthy. Not only will this make your trip safer, but it beats being stuck on the side of the road waiting for a tow-truck. This is one of the proactive safe driving tips for Christmas that is often overlooked.
There you have it. Such simple advice, yet if you follow these safe driving tips for Christmas you will significantly increase your chances of getting to your destination safely. Well done and Merry Christmas to you!
If you have a team or staff members out on the road representing your business, it pays to invest in extra training to ensure safe driving any time of the year, but especially over the busy periods. Contact Corporate Driver Training Australia for more information about our low risk driver training courses.