We all want to be safer on our roads. And although we can't control what other drivers are doing, we can reduce our own chance of being in a crash by avoiding behaviours that increase risk.

Taking risks, making mistakes and momentary lapses in concentration can all lead to a crash. The following tips may seem like common sense, but they’re also potential lifesavers. These are some simple things that you should do to reduce your chances of a crash. 

  • Obey the law – road rules are there for a reason.
  • Be alert and ready for anything.
  • Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Travel at an appropriate speed.
  • Plan the drive and rest when you’re tired.
  • Put your mobile phone out of reach and don't try to use it while driving.
  • Be vigilant in the driveway when reversing. 
  • Always use adult and child seatbelts, even if you’re only going around the corner.
  • Drive a car with a 5-star ANCAP rating.

Resources for safe drivers

Last updated October 2017