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We all want to be as safe as possible on the roads. Yet none of us ever really knows whether we will be in an accident or not. What you can do, however, is bush up as much as possible on your knowledge of road safety, and from that understanding work towards improving your road knowledge and driving skills so that you are more likely to remain safe. In this article, we are going to look at some of the surprising facts about road safety which you might not have known previously. Knowing these might help you to make better decisions and stay safer while making those necessary journeys.
We all know that there are many road accidents every year – but were you aware that the number of accidents increases every year, and has done s for the past twenty years? With road accidents becoming more common every year, it has never been a better time to brush up on your defensive driving skills and get to grips with road safety. The last thing that any of us wants is to become another one of those figures about road safety ourselves. Make sure that you put a lot of effort into remaining safe on the roads – and remember this for inspiration if you find it is necessary.
There is a commonly reported myth that bigger vehicles are safer on the roads. The theory is that, because you have more space and are surrounded by more metal, you are more likely to survive in a serious accident than if you were in a smaller vehicle. However, it actually turns out that this is not true at all. The statistics show that there is very little difference in the size of car in terms of how injured you are likely to be as a result of the crash. If anything, many bigger vehicles are at a risk of rolling over on the roads – a surprisingly common way to experience an accident on the roads. When you are choosing a vehicle, you should look to much more than just the size of it.
In general, the more objects you have in your car, the more dangerous it is. This is because, in the scenario of a serious collision, anything that you have in the vehicle can soon become a projectile, and it could be this alone which causes serious damage. If you want to reduce your chance of being injured in an accident, then you should do your best to ensure that you do not store to much objects loosely in the cab of the vehicle. If at all possible, don’t store any at all. You just might find that this saves your life if you do end up having an accident. If you need to carry objects with you on your trip, make sure you always store them in the glove compartment or the trunk itself.