Top tips for preventing a crash:

  • Think speed – speed limits are maximums – not targets, give yourself time.
  • Drive to the conditions – not the speed limit, consider the impact of rain, ice and fog.
  • No distractions – switch off your phone before you set off, give driving your full attention.
  • Don’t drink and drive – even a small amount of alcohol can impair your driving.
  • Wear a seatbelt – this vastly reduces the chances of serious injury if you are in a collision.
  • Tiredness kills – take regular breaks when making long journeys.
  • Remember to look – use your mirrors and look out for other road users  – pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes.
  • Be visible – make sure your lights are in working order and use them.

Cleveland Fire Brigade runs the Learn & Live programme of presentations which includes a session on road safety aimed at young people and new drivers – find out more here. We also collaborate in partnership with a range of organisations to encourage a change in attitude and behaviour so that our roads are safer for all.

Even experienced drivers or the most safety-conscious pedestrians can be involved in a road crash due to the actions of others. We’re urging everyone to Look Out  For Each Other so collisions can be prevented.

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