Improve road safety and upgrade your car’s headlamp bulbs (Picture © Ford)
This year’s national Road Safety Week
promotes the message that drivers should use their car less and live more. It’s a heartfelt and honest sentiment, but not necessarily entirely practical for those who rely on their car to commute, get the children to school or carry out their job. So what simple but proven things can drivers do to make them and our roads safer?
Upgrading a car’s headlamp bulbs is an ideal starting point at this time of year. For one, it’s an affordable improvement that won’t deplete the Christmas present fund. A pair of the best-performing halogen headlamp bulbs costs around £20 or less, and even the least mechanically minded motorists should be able to fit them.
Road Safety Week warns drivers of other road users are. (Picture © Kia)
Drivers are being warned to look out for more vulnerable road users when 2014 Road Safety Week starts on November 17. Billed as the UK’s biggest road safety event, it’s promoting safer road use with a special emphasis on people who walk and cycle. Continue reading
Ensuring company cars have the latest safety aids such as a reversing camera and object detection helps those who drive for work (Picture © Ford)
Do you drive for your employer? Have you had the correct training or, indeed, any training at all? If the answer is no, then it’s time to take action: at least 24% of road deaths and serious injuries in this country involve a vehicle that is being driven for work. Continue reading