by Ian Pruce
It’s quite a common phenomenon to arrive at a destination and not be able to remember passages of the journey. This is especially true of our regularly travelled routes, such as to work or home say. We are busy people and have much to do and think about after all.
It’s not unusual to miss a turning, junction or road sign, but the question we need to ask ourselves is why? Were we distracted, losing concentration, in a hurry or just tired? Many hundreds of bumps and falls are at low speed and they can be expensive in time alone, dealing with repairs and insurance. How often do we see these incidents at roundabouts, junctions or slow moving queues, often caused by one driver thinking the other had moved away, but hadn’t!
We know that a significant percentage of accidents are caused through drivers and riders taking alcohol or drugs before driving, but that means many many more were caused by something else. Maybe, just maybe, we’ve picked up bad habits or not had any form of training for years; something we wouldn’t tolerate for health professionals, airline pilots or our armed forces. It’s fun being a driver or maybe not for some, but your safety, confidence and awareness can be improved.
There are groups of people, well trained volunteers, who can help you and it’ll cost nothing for their time. Why not take a little time to find out more by looking us up at http://www.exeteradvanceddrivers.com?