Many of us are expected to take to the roads this Christmas to be reunited with friends and family.
But the pressure and excitement of the festive season can mean that many of us let standards slip, and one area where you really don’t want to do this is when it comes to road safety.
Thankfully road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has come together to offer its top tips to keep us safe over the festive break…
Get a taxi home if you’re drinking
Many of us will choose to get quite merry this festive season, and while there’s nothing wrong with this, if you do choose to drink make sure you’re not the one driving. It’s always best to think ahead and book a taxi to get you home.
Remember to belt up
If you’re involved in a crash, a seatbelt is the single most effective way to reduce the severity of your injury, so if you’re getting in a car – whether a driver or passenger – always remember to belt up.
Make sure your children are safe
Christmas is a very exciting time of year for children, but it’s important not to neglect their safety at this time of year. Make sure they’re visible if out walking, while once in the car ensure they’re belted and restrained safely.
Plan journeys in advance
They say planning makes perfect, and it’ll certainly put you in good stead out on the road over Christmas. You might find there is more traffic on the road than usual, while being prepared for adverse weather conditions as well.