Drivers

05-07-21 VEHICLE INTERIORS-16

Brush up on your Skills


Many drivers have not picked up the Highway Code since passing their theory test.

 

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Driver Fatigue

 

Driving while tired effects your judgement and your reaction time. This means you could react slower, brake later or miss a hazard altogether.

 

The partnership wants to encourage drivers to think before carrying on with a journey if they are not fit to do so.

 

  • Stop in a safe place and take a break as soon as you feel tired
  • Have a cup of coffee or an equivalent caffeinated drink while resting
  • Take a short nap of around 15-20 minutes
  • If you are driving a long-distance aim to stop every two hours on your journey
  • Don’t drive for more than 8 hours in a day

 

Blue Light Aware

 

Our blue light crews rely on the help of other road users when they are on an emergency journey. Here is some advice on what to do when you see blue lights in your rear-view mirror:

 

  • If you hear a siren or see blue lights, stay calm. Look for somewhere safe to move left and stop.
  • When there are solid white lines, an emergency vehicle will probably switch off its siren and follow you as the road layout is not safe to overtake. Keep driving until you’re clear of the solid white line. Your clue to pull left and let it pass is when the emergency vehicle’s siren goes back on.
  • There may be more than one emergency vehicle, so check before moving off.

 

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