Commuting To Work Safely By Vehicle

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.

 

Leave early

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.

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Commuting Safety Tips

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:

 

Staying safe

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.

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Carrying your workload

A rucksack is more comfortable on a walk rather than some bag slumped on your shoulder or carrying a bag all the way to work.

Try to keep your workload nice and light by carrying the things you really need.

Wear your rucksack nice and high this helps support the back and good posture.

Use both of the straps on your rucksack to keep good body balance.

Keep your hands free.

 

Planning your route

Check the weather, no one likes to walk in heavy rain or hail. You don’t want to leave the door without a coat and getting your day ruined by entering work like a drowned rat.

Explore! Try new routes back home and just enjoy your walk after a long day as this helps to relieve stress.

Try to avoid alleyways especially at night.  As we all know some people don’t reach the other side without being mugged.

Find the best route, try timing your travel to find out which route gets you to work quicker and which one you enjoy the most!

 

What to wear

Try to avoid heels and sandals when walking to work this can begin to make your feet ache, walking to work in great fitted shoes or trainers with socks will give you nice support on your feet.

If it’s hot then use sun cream! There is nothing worse than working when sun burnt.

If its hot try wearing a hat, this will help keep the sun off your face when commuting to work.

Importantly! Make sure you are visible especially if you are walking back home in the dark.

Always prepare for rain, check the weather and bring a coat.

 

Walking in cold conditions

When walking in winter it’s very important to keep warm, but, what’s getting you to work? Your legs. Make sure you have got well-gripped trainers on to avoid slipping on ice.

Stick to the walk paths and avoid shortcuts because they can be the most slippery places to walk.

When planning your route try to plan the route that’s been gritted on pavements and footpaths. Maps of priority routes can be found on your local council website.

Commuting To Work Safely By Vehicle

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