Road Safety Messages

accelerate as part of its offering is absolutely focused on road safety.  96% of young driver crashes have nothing to do with practical driving skill.  It's all about attitude and behaviours.

 

This page will be developed over the coming weeks but as a starter take a look at the following.

Texting & Driving

Half of drivers admit breaking driving laws when texting

Over half of drivers believe it is acceptable to send or read a text message in breach of mobile telephone law.

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'So what?'  you might say 

See what could happen if it all goes horribly wrong

Warning this video graphically depicts what can happen due to texting while driving. Viewer discretion is advised. With that said the video certainly makes the point ...

 

Drink/Drug Driving

A factor in 1 in 5 road deaths: Crashes involving 16-24 year olds & drink:

 

- 460 deaths

- 1760 serious injuries

 

DRINK STAYS WITH YOU LONGER THAN YOU THINK - you could still be unfit to drink the morning after. There is NO foolproof way of drinking and staying under the limit.

 

CONSEQUENCES LAST MUCH LONGER THAN A HANGOVER...

 

 

 

17% of road crashes have traces of illegal drugs which affect driving.

 

 

6% of road crashes have traces of medicinal drugs which affect driving.

 

This video shows EXACTLY why you do NOT drink or take drugs and then drive...

 

https://vimeo.com/192135290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are 2x more likely to die in a crash if you are not wearing your seatbelt.

- You MUST wear a seatbelt if one is fitted in the seat that you   are using.

 

- Children must normally use a child car seat until they are 12     years old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first.

 

- Children over 12 years old or taller than 135cm MUST wear a   seatbelt.

 

- It is the drivers responsibility to ensure under 14's are             suitably belted or seated.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

 

...SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES...

 

 

 

 

Tierdness

 

 

 

 

 

20% road crashes are sleep related

 

Young drivers are 2x more likely to drive tired

 

Fatiuge related collisions are 50% more likely to result in death or serious injury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speed

 

Speed is a factor in 28% of crashes...

 

 

- If you hit a pedestrian at 20mph, there is a 3% chance that     they will be killed.

 

- If you hit a pedestrian at 40mph there is a 33% chance that     they will be killed.

 

- If you hit a pedestrian at 55/60mph, there is a 90% chance     that they will be killed.

 

 

 

 

Distractions

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 year-old drivers are up to 4x more likely to die in a crash when carrying young passengers than when driving alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distractions

 

Anti-social driving can lead to a £150 fine and your car being seized...

 

- Excessive Noise

Loud Music

- Road Rage

- Speeding

- Handbrake Turns

- Middle Lane Cruising

- Tailgaiting

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