Advice for car drivers

Every day, drivers die in road traffic accidents.

Many die as a consequence of inexperience, speeding, intoxication through drink or drugs or just plain recklessness.

Being a good driver is not just about the ability to control a car and having good reflexes but about attitude and being able to spot and understand dangers on the road.

Whenever and wherever you drive:

  • Watch your speed
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Expect to encounter different road users
  • Be patient
  • Give others time and room
  • Be ready for others to make mistakes
  • Concentrate on your driving
  • Never drive and use a mobile phone - You can easily be distracted from concentrating on the road
  • Drive considerately
  • Consider taking advanced driver training

Young Drivers

Car crashes are the number one killers of YOUNG MEN in Ireland. 17 to 24 year old males account for just over 1 in 5 driver deaths (22%) yet this age group represent just 6% of the population. For every KM driven, a 17 year-old male is eight times more likely to be involved in a crash as a middle aged man.

Females 17-24 are massively at risk as the victims of male speeding, frequently killed or maimed as passengers. There are many reasons for this; however, inexperience and risk taking behaviour are among the biggest causes of crashes in this age group.

Speeding

What a sensation! It may seem like fun but it is downright dangerous. The faster you travel the more likely it is that you will be involved in a car crash, and the faster you go, the harder you hit. The effects of speeding and being involved in a car crash can change your life forever.

Plan Your Route

Knowing your route and being well informed about weather and road conditions as well as unusual traffic activity ahead, e.g. roadway crashes, road closures, work areas, or heavier than usual congestion, helps drivers to head off traffic nightmares before they develop.

If you have any questions or queries regarding road safety, please contact us using the details below.