Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week

Road Safety is one of the most important community issues worldwide.  Whilst it is a global problem, we all need to think “and act” locally to seek an improvement in road safety and a reduction of injuries and fatalities on our transport network.  SLR Consulting is proud to support Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week and in recognition of its objectives, the road safety specialists from our Transport Advisory team recommend the following top tips for road safety:

Brett McClurg - Technical Director

Brett McClurg - Technical Director

KEEP YOUR MOBILE PHONE IN THE GLOVE BOX

We all have a mobile device and will regularly have it at hand when we step into the car, buts let’s put it away in the glove compartment, bag or seat pocket so we are free from the temptation to use it whilst driving.



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Andrew Green - Senior Consultant

GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION

If in a rush, you are more likely to speed, tail gate and perform other dangerous driving manoeuvres. Allowing extra time will ensure there is no need to drive aggressively and will stop you from putting yourself and others in danger.

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Kris Stone - Principal Consultant

BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER DRIVERS

Remember that other cars have people in them too.  We all have to share the same roads and a little goodwill and consideration for others goes a long way to making the place we live in and commute to safer.

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Benjamin Park - Project Consultant

PLAN YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE

If you are travelling to a new destination, take a few minutes at the beginning of your journey to identify what route you will use to drive to your destination. Try not to solely rely upon GPS navigation whilst on your journey, as you are more likely to perform higher risk manoeuvres, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area.

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Chris Lawlor - Senior Consultant

AVOID FATIGUE ON LONGER TRIPS

Driver fatigue is a contributing factor to a significant proportion of fatal and serious injury crashes on our roads. On longer trips, get a good night’s sleep before travelling, and allow for a 20 minute rest break for every 2 hours of driving.

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Our team at SLR encourage you to acknowledge these tips and help reduce our road toll.

Key Contacts:

Brett McClurg

Asia-Pacific