Speed and Safety

Speed and Safety

These are the key points to remember:

  1. Do not drive at speed unless you are competent and it is safe to do so.
  2. Be familiar with the controls and the handling characteristics of your vehicle – use the controls smoothly.
  3. High speed driving requires maximum alertness. If you cannot achieve a high level of attentiveness because of fatigue or some other cause, reduce your speed.
  4. Always drive so you can stop on your own side of the road within the distance you can see to be clear, by day or night.
  5. If you double your speed you quadruple your braking distance.
  6. Put into practice the skills developed. They are designed to maximize safety.
  7. Be aware of the onset of fatigue and take the appropriate action. Open a window or stop and take a break.
  8. No emergency is so great that it justifies an accident. It is far better to arrive late than not at all.
  9. To avoid having to speed and to reduce stress, plan to leave for your journey ten minutes earlier. This will allow you to arrive on time, safely and in a better condition.

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