Think Before Driving Dangerously
Dangerous driving is a prominent issue in the UK. According to The Department of Transport, in 2017 there was a total of 1,856 road deaths in the UK. Too often accidents are caused as a result of dangerous driving. Also, national statistics show that a total of 3,060 motor vehicle offences resulted in offenders being found guilty, receiving fixed penalty notices and written warnings in England and Wales. Of these offences, 2,195 were speed limit offences and 140 were dangerous, careless or drunken driving etc. These figures are horrifying and so we’re supporting the aim to reduce dangerous driving on our roads.
Factors Impacting Driver Performance
It is absolutely paramount to ensure you’re a safe driver whilst driving. You have the responsibility of ensuring you drive safely and abide by the law. This said, we have decided to look at some key factors that can affect your driving ability. It’s important to consider these factors when deciding whether or not to drive.
Reduce Your Speed and Save Lives
When we reviewed National Statistics, we were shocked by the sheer number of speed limit offences occurring each year. In 2017, sadly 470 pedestrians were killed on British roads! Unfortunately, many of these individuals died as a result of being hit by speeding drivers. It’s important to stick to the speed limits and this could help to save lives in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Know Your Limits!
In the UK we have strict drink drive limits in place which all drivers should abide by. The table below shows the alcohol limits for drivers. Please note the limits differ in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK.
Now you might just be wondering how much you can drink to stay under the legal limit. Well, there’s no straightforward answer as there’s a range of factors which affect how quickly your body processes alcohol. Ideally, if you’re driving then don’t drink.
Good Driving Tips
Driving can be a fun and pleasant experience when people make the decision to drive safely. Driving is an increasingly popular mode of transport and our roads are become even busier over time. According to The Department of Transport, in 2017 the total motor vehicle traffic in Great Britain reached 327 billion vehicle miles travelled. Therefore, below we have provided some useful safety driving tips.
‘Think!’ started delivering road safety campaigns in 2000 and these have since become internationally recognised. The campaigns challenge dangerous behaviours such as excessive speeding on our roads. They also educate people about road safety. We fully support ‘Think!’ and therefore want to encourage drivers to think before driving dangerously.
We hope our blog will deter more people from driving dangerously.Think, is it worth taking the risk on our roads? We think not, so please don’t risk the lives of yourself and other road users.