No one wants to be in an accident, but the good news is that there are some things that you can do as a Greenwich motorist to keep yourself safe on the roads in London. Below are some of the things that you should remember when you are driving your car.
Wearing seatbelts is the law
Make sure that you are always wearing your seatbelt when you’re in the car. Anyone who is in the car with you should also be buckled in. Anything that is loose should be stowed away, since these things can turn into projectiles if the car suddenly stops.
Don’t drive while tired
When you are tired, you shouldn’t be driving. Driving while fatigued can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. If you are feeling sleepy, pull over or get a hotel room. It’s better to spend money on getting a room than to risk injury or death.
Cut your speed in inclement weather
It’s important to remember that the weather is going to make a difference as to how your car is reacting. Even if you have great tyres and brakes, you should make sure that you are adjusting your driving and speed to the conditions. That is going to help you slow down when you need to.
Turn on lights
You should always turn on your lights. Even though most people think of lights as something that you should only use when you are driving in the dark, it’s also important to use them in the rain or fog, or whenever visibility is poor.
Adjust mirrors and driver’s seat
Make sure that before you start driving that you are adjusting the car to your needs. This means adjusting the mirrors, seat, steering wheel and other things before even turning on the car’s ignition.
Maintain your vehicle
Make sure that you’re keeping your car maintained so that it’s safe for you and for other people on the road and in the car. Check your tyres, fluids and anything else that is going to affect how your car runs. You never know when doing a pre-trip check can save your life. You may discover things that you wouldn’t have known otherwise.
If you’re in an accident, getting a solicitor is the best way that you can give yourself a good chance of winning your claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and let us help you to find the right one. We are always here and ready to help.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown