Although most drivers may think they know everything there is to know about following the road law, there are some things many of us may forget to do, some things we were never taught to begin with and some things we are just too lazy to do!

  • Wearing a seat belt is one of easiest ways to protect yourself and passengers in your vehicle. You are 10 times more likely to be killed in a road crash if you’re not wearing a seat belt in a car.
  • Ensure children are always in the correct child care restraints appropriate to their height and weight. Ensure restraints are correctly installed, are not worn or old, and have not previously been in an accident.
  • Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Slow down. Speed is the biggest killer on our roads. Slow down to reduce the risk or severity of a crash. Slowing down saves lives.
  • Always check your mirrors before making a manoeuvre.
  • Slow down to 15mph in designated school zones when the light is flashing.
  • Stop for pedestrians at crossings – they have the right of way.
  • Never overtake a school bus while the indicators are blinking.
  • Always use your indicators when making a turn, so that all others are aware of your movements.
  • When passing a cyclist, wait until you have enough space to do so safely.
  • Use roundabouts correctly. Click here to find out how.
  • Overtake only on broken white lines.
  • Keep a space of two cars between you and the car in front of you.
  • Stay off the smartphone! No Snapping, Instagramming, Facebooking, WhatsApping, messaging, calling – you know the rules!