- Whenever you get behind the wheel of the car make sure you're relaxed and calm with no distractions and
ensuring you know all the cars controls and how ther work.
- Always drive to the conditions and don't be afraid to adapt if required. A good example is if it starts to rain ...
you need to extend your braking distance in the wet.
- Don't ever stop looking and monitoring where you are in the traffic flow ... because as soon as a situation
changes you can react. Stay aware of traffic changes such as braking or merging requirements.
- Remember the first form of braking is to release the accelerator ... you'll start to slow down gradually and
if you need to stop it will be much more comfortable.
- Make sure you keep at least a 2 second gap when following other vehicles as it simply gives you more time to
react if and when required.
- Learn to read traffic lights on approach as they always work to a sequence ... Check your mirrors and stay
aware of how close the traffic behind you is travelling and then you can make a better informed decision. The
same procedure also applies to all other situations when you may have to adjust your speed such as roundabouts,
intersections, crossings and road work.