2. Watch out for distractions
We all know to look out for motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians while driving, but what else can distract us when we’re in the driver’s seat?
Technology is an obvious one, and we don’t just mean phones! A demanding sat-nav can easily tempt you into glancing at the map, and too-loud music can divert your attention.
As Richard says:
“Driving safely requires total concentration. Being distracted can lead to errors in your judgement and may result in a collision or, at best, a close call. Why take the chance?”
With this in mind, make sure that you pull over if you need to take a closer look at the route you’re taking, or if you need to answer your phone.
Be careful with food and drink, too: While it’s not technically illegal to eat or drink while driving, it’s certainly not encouraged. It could be classed as careless driving by the police, and cost you penalty points and a fine.