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Driving safety tips from Brake

Budget Rent-a-Car is a partner of Brake, the road safety charity.

For more information, visit brake.org.uk

Millions lose their lives every year because of simple driving mistakes or loss of concentration.

The roads we drive on are always a danger, but Brake are trying to ensure safe driving, here is Brake's Pledge to Drive Safely - a simple twelve-point plan that ALL drivers should and need to follow:

  1. Belt up
    Front and back and ensure children are correctly restrained
     
  2. Slow up
    Abide by limits and only overtake if totally safe 
     
  3. Wake up
    Never drive tired and take breaks every two hours on long journeys
     
  4. Sober up
    "Just say no" to alcohol or drugs if driving 
     
  5. Look up
    Look out for people on bikes, horses and foot 
     
  6. Wise up
    If it's night, bright or bad weather, go slower 
     
  7. Buck up
    Calm yourself before driving if stressed, angry or excited 
     
  8. Move up
    Adjust head restraints so the top is no lower than the top of your head 
     
  9. Sharpen up
    Wear glasses or lenses if you need them 
     
  10. Shut up
    Switch your phone to voicemail 
     
  11. Back up
    From the vehicle in front - it's your braking space in a crisis 
     
  12. Check up
    Check brakes, tyres, lights, mirrors and windows