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How to avoid ‘villains’ on the road

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As you may know the new James Bond film is due to be released next week and we have produced lots of interesting things for you. So, to stay in theme we thought it would be a great idea to put together a guide on how to avoid ‘villains’ on the road, as we all know there can be motorists who put others in danger. 

Winter is approaching so you have to be aware of hazardous situations and other motorists on the roads who are not taking care whilst driving.

Tips to remember

  • Never drink and drive
  • Never talk on your mobile phone
  • Always wear your seat belt
  • Never drive if you feel too tired
  • Never drive dangerously
  • Avoid distractions such as loud music or eating
  • Program your Sat Nav before your journey

Tailgating

It’s easy to feel pressure to drive faster when a fellow motorist is tailgating you, the important thing is to stay calm and deal with the situation.

  • Losing your cool could mean you lose concentration – carry on driving as you have been maintaining the correct speed.
  • Maintaining the correct speed limit means you’re abiding by the Highway Code, if anything was to happen you would not be at fault.
  • If you feel the motorist is still causing danger by tailgating, pull over in a safe area and allow them to pass.
  • Remember there needs to be a safe distance of two seconds between you and the car in front on a dry road, 4 seconds on a wet road and ten seconds on an icy road to comply with the Highway Code.

Overtaking

Overtaking is a common problem that happens every day but can be dangerous and result in an accident. If a fellow motorist decides to overtake be sure to…

  • Continue at the same speed
  • Keep as near to the left as it is safe to do so
  • Do not accelerate
  • Stay alert

That was it! That was our guide with a few helpful tips on how to be aware of ‘villains’ on the road! After all if James Bond can tackle them we are sure you can keep calm on the roads and stay safe!

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By Amanda Bainbridge