Your pathway to safe driving
Eager to say good-bye to those L-plates? Before jumping solo behind the wheel, you may want to check that you’re on track to become a top driver.
While earning those P-plates will open new freedoms, it is important to continue your good driving habits after you’ve graduated from your driving supervisor’s guidance. Good driving habits are easier to build from the start and will help you arrive at your destination safely each time you get in the car. Short lived actions can have long lasting impacts, especially on the road.
Did you know using your mobile phone for any reason while driving can cost you four (4) demerit points and a $1,000 fine? That is almost equivalent to upgrading to a new phone! Double demerit points apply for second or subsequent mobile phone offences committed within one year after an earlier offence.
Follow these simple tips and keep your good driving habits:
1. Before you get behind the wheel, set a track list or look at directions so you don’t need to touch your phone.
2. Switch your phone to silent or flight mode and put it somewhere out of sight.
3. If you’re driving with passengers, designate a ‘texter’ so you can stay focused on the road.
4. If you really need to make a call, pull over and park safely before picking up your phone.
By continuing these good habits, you can change these statistics. Make a commitment to driving safely on the roads this National Road Safety Week, take the pledge for road safety . Encourage your family and friends to take the pledge as well and support the daily themes for road safety.
Get involved in our PCYC Braking the Cycle volunteer driver mentor program today!