Every day and every journey brings with it a new risk and everyone needs to be on their guard at all times.
Everyone has to behave responsibly as they share the road – for their own safety, the safety of their passengers and that of other road users.
Actions make a difference, such as:
- slowing down
- always paying attention
- never driving after drinking or taking drugs
- ignoring the mobile phone
- looking out for those who walk, cycle or ride a motorcycle as they are more vulnerable
- always wearing a seatbelt, no matter how short the journey
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.
If you're a cyclist or motorcyclist, make sure you put your safety first.
You can get more road safety advice at the following link:
These can all help prevent deaths or serious injuries on the roads.