Distracted Driving

Dangers of distracted driving 

A distracted driver is not only a risk to themselves, but they also endanger their passengers and other road users. 
It’s not only mobile phones that can distract you from the complicated task of driving. 
Kids in the back seat, activity on the road side, eating, drinking and personal grooming can all distract a driver.  
Keep your eyes on the road to ensure the safety of your loved ones and others.

Avoid all distractions

Do you get easily distracted? Here are some tips to help you change your ways and become a safer driver: 

  • Turn off your mobile phone when driving. 
  • Adjust all vehicle controls before setting off. 
  • Turn off your MP3 player when driving. 
  • Take a break rather than eat, drink, smoke or groom yourself while driving. 
  • Check a map before starting the journey to know what lies ahead. 
  • Ask passengers to be quiet if you are having difficulty concentrating while driving. 
  • Ensure pets are properly restrained in the vehicle. 
  • Recognise what makes you distracted and avoid that activity when driving. 
  • Make sure the vehicle’s windscreens and mirrors are clean and unobstructed.