Commuting To Work Safely By Vehicle – Getting to work is important, especially when commuting by your own vehicle. You need to make sure that your vehicle is safe to drive.
Here are some commuting tips when using your vehicle to get to work.
Wear appropriate shoes
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as it could seriously affect your ability to control your car. For example, high heels which could catch onto the floor mats when driving. Wearing trainers will help you have a comfortable journey and you can always put your smart shoes on when you get to work. You also want to avoid blisters before you start work. That could be a painful day!
Avoid aggressive driving
A lot of accidents these days are caused by road rage. Try not to get caught up in aggressive driving or road rage because this could result in a serious crash. Avoid becoming a target for an aggressive driver.
Drive distraction free
We all know one thing that can seriously distract you from driving and that’s your phone. You must keep your eyes on the road at all times or this could also result in a crash or even worse. If you get caught fiddling with your phone you will be given a fine.
What is the penalty for using a mobile phone when driving?
If you are caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving or riding, you’ll get an automatic fixed penalty notice – three penalty points and a fine of £60. If your case goes to court, you may face disqualification on top of a maximum fine of £1,000.
Ahhh the sun!
We all know that the sun can seriously affect our driving especially when its glaring in your face on a Monday morning. Keep sunglasses in your car at all times to help protect and relax your eyes. Sometimes keeping your headlights on is a good idea so that other drivers can see you well. Make sure your front window is clean too. When sun reflects off it then you will find it hard to see, due to all the dirty smears on your front window.
There is nothing worse than being late to work. This could put you under a lot of stress on the road which can reduce your concentration. Also, it can result in your rushing which means you will be speeding, breaking the law. Speeding plays a role in approximately one-third of traffic deaths each year. So make sure you leave at least 15 minutes early so you can have a more relaxed journey to work.
commuting safety tips – Feeling safe at work is one of the most important things when working especially when it comes to commuting to work.
MyTeamSafe wants to help spread awareness to Lone workers commuting to work.
Commuting Safety Tips:
Try to cross at traffic lights or zebra crossings.
Slow and steady wins the race. Accidents are more likely to happen if you rush around, especially when not looking carefully at a crossing.
Night working? – Make sure that you are visible to road users by wearing light colored or fluorescent clothing in the dark.
Be careful when walking between queuing vehicles at lights or in slowing moving traffic, motorbikes and cyclist filter through traffic and may not see you easily.
Watch out for people indicating late or leaving their indicator on. Always make sure you leave plenty of room when crossing in front of a vehicle that’s indicating you never know they may have forgotten to turn it off.