10 ways to stay safe on the road - MissLJBeauty

10 ways to stay safe on the road

As I look outside, I can see how much water is lying on the road. It is soon to be autumn and this is a great time to check on your car. I wanted to compile my car safety goals for you all. These are easy to follow and will keep you extra safe on the road. I learned a lot about cars during my time in the Police. I think I am in a great place to help you not only stay safe on the road but stay road legal. There is no point in having a gorgeous Mercedes Benz, if it cant be on the road right? So let me help you stay on the road. 

1. First things first, when was your last MOT? Not only is it a crime to drive a car without a valid MOT it is also extremely dangerous. So why not check the expiry date and add to your phone calendar this way you will never forget it. 

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2. Do you know how to check if your tires are in good working order? You need to check your tread depth is a minimum of 1.6mm of the central 3/4th of the tyre and are there any cuts or bulges? if so it's time to get new ones. 
I was told to think of your tyres as what is keeping you on the road. Tyre width is the same size as a cd case. That is all that is between you and the road. Stay safe and check your tyres regularly. 

3. When was your last service?  it's important to have your car serviced. This gives your car a really good check of all the important parts and some car manufacturers require this to keep there warranty valid. 

4. Keep on top of your oil and water levels. These are really important and being able to check these is a great way to keeping your car running smoothly. If you don't know how to do this. Just ask when you take your car for a service or MOT the mechanic can always show you. 

5. The windscreen, this should not have any chip or cracks. This is so important at this time of year. The slightest chip can get cold and cause a full on the smashed window. How do I know this? well, it has just happened to me last month. Luckily in my parking space. But I was out picking up glass not fun. Also, check your wing mirrors too. 

6. I always carry a first aid box. Do you? This could save someone's life. This is a goal I wish was law. The difference of having a bandage and a foil blanket at the scene of a collision can be life-saving. 

7. Carry an emergency kit. Extra blankets, some cereal bars, water. Just essentials in case you get stuck somewhere you weren't planning on, especially at this time of year. Last week the only road to my village was closed for over 12 hours. Due to a serious road traffic collision. Packing an emergency kit is a must. 

8. A spare phone charger or back up kit, I know you are thinking this is not car-related but imagine you have had an accident and there is no charge in your phone. How would you contact the emergency services? Keeping your phone fully charged is a high priority and life-saving. 

9. On that note, I always carry my breakdown card. I can call them if needed, as well as a photocopy of my insurance. This is always good to have if you are stopped by the police too. 

10. A big goal is, only drive if it is safe to do so. If you are new to driving and are not confident in rain or snow don't drive. No one will criticise you for being careful. This also goes for speed limits. It is just that a limit. It does not mean you have to sit at this the whole drive. In fact, I know the road I drive regularly it is impossible to stick to as we have sharp and winding corners with big potholes.