There are four main reasons why people are involved in or badly hurt in road traffic collisions – but the good news is that they’re all avoidable.
Distractions can be deadly. You’re four times more likely to be killed or seriously injured if you use a mobile phone when you’re driving. Then there’s the sat nav… audio system… your passengers.
It takes just a couple of seconds to put your seatbelt on. If you don’t bother, you double your likelihood of dying in a crash.
Speed. Keep it down and make sure it’s appropriate to your route, the road and the weather.
And remember that even a small amount of drink or drugs in your system can mess up your reaction times, judgement and coordination.