Car insurance: Road safety handbook issued

Friday, 13 April 2007

Drivers for voluntary organisations, most of whom have car insurance, have been given a helping hand when it comes to understanding road safety issues.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has unveiled a new booklet aimed at helping motorists who give their time to help voluntary organisations avoid having or causing accidents.

Duncan Vernon, RoSPA road safety officer told the North-West Evening Mail: "It gives information on some key issues that volunteer drivers need to be aware of."

According to the RoSPA, whose aim is to improve driving and increasing road safety, driving is the most risky activity that most people take part in, with the risks increasing when people are driving for work.

The Volunteer Driver's Handbook provides instructs drivers in various methods to increase the safety of their road journeys, including journey planning, assessing fitness to drive, safe speed, seatbelts, avoiding distractions, vehicle safety and emergency procedures.

Motorists driving for work or private purposes need to be adequately insured because even the most extensive safety training can not eliminate the possibility of accidents.

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