Dangers of being careless on the roads
Lapse in concentration
One wrong decision or one moment’s lapse in concentration as a road user can instantly change lives forever. It could ruin your life, or that of another innocent person.
Think about the consequences to yourself and your family if you were involved in a serious collision because you weren’t paying attention.
How would you feel if your actions resulted in someone losing their life?
Every journey brings with it a new risk and everyone needs to be on their guard at all times.
- slow down
- always pay attention
- never drive after drinking or taking drugs
- ignore the mobile phone
- always wear a seatbelt, no matter how short the journey
- look out for those who walk, cycle or ride a motorcycle as they are more vulnerable
If you're a pedestrian, whether using a footpath, walking along a country road or simply crossing the road, always be aware of your surroundings.
Cyclists and motorcyclists
If you're a cyclist or motorcyclist, make sure you put your safety first.
Road safety advice
You can get more road safety advice at the following link:
It's our personal responsibility to behave appropriately every day, on every journey.