The two-second glance that could cost your life
With BIG4 guests clocking up countless kilometres each year, road safety is a topic of considerable importance.
And one of the most important road safety issues right now relates to distracted driving.
There are some alarming statistics regarding inattention while driving, so we’ve teamed with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to spread the word and help make the roads safer for all motorists.
Giving attention to this article could be a lifesaver. Literally.
Inattention has been found to be a contributing factor in 78% of car crashes and 65% of near-crashes (Source: CARRS-Q 2017).
That’s an alarming stat...
TAC’s Road Safety Monitor (2017) found that among licence holders aged 18-60 years, one-third (33%) of those surveyed claimed to use a mobile phone illegally while driving in the past three months.
Absolutely. This occurs in three distinct ways:
For those who find it hard to avoid temptation, here are some easy ways to keep you and others safe on the road:
As a passenger, you too can have influence. Speak up and encourage others to be safe, as their driving can have a direct impact on you, as well as others.
Remember: A glance at your phone is the same as driving blind. Being alert to that fact is crucial.
Because no text is worth a life.