Safety is paramount in driving cars. Every day, road accidents take place in many places in Australia, including Gold Coast. As a car owner and driver, you need to make sure you are owning a vehicle that has passed safety regulations. Also for your peace of mind, you need to secure RWC Gold Coast certificate even if you’re not selling your car. This document is released by qualified mechanics to ensure that your car has no safety issues.
But having an RWC is no assurance that you won’t have accidents. As most vehicle crashes are due to errors in driving, being careful in driving is always a must. Here are some tips to reduce road accidents:
Wear a seatbelt – Even this practice is required by law, many drivers and passengers still don’t wear a seatbelt. Tonnes of studies have already shown that merely wearing this safety belt is enough to save lives. For some, buckling a seatbelt is uncomfortable. But it’s better to feel uneasy than to risk losing parts of your body and your life.
Reduce speed – Many drivers enjoy feeling the adrenalin rush whilst driving at top speeds. Again, even though the speed limit is mandated by law, many car owners still neglect them. And even if a speed limit is enforced, slowing down remains the most rational way to reduce the chances of accidents. A slower pace gives you more control and allows you to focus on your surroundings. Just be sure to pick up speed on roads that require you to drive faster,
Don’t use phones whilst driving – This is also a practice that is strictly prohibited by law, but is violated by others. Our mind cannot do two things at the same time. Hence, even a split second of distraction in driving can lead to serious accidents. Let any of your passengers handle your phone. If you’re driving alone and you need to receive an important call, park your car first before answering.