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Keeping safe in your car this Summer with Travel Safe Bucks

Ahead of the summer getaway, Transport for Buckinghamshire’s road safety initiative,

Travel Safe Bucks, has launched a new campaign reminding drivers of some simple tips to make sure motorists and vehicles are ready for the road.The aim is to help drivers avoid breakdowns and accidents; it’s part of Bucks Council’s ongoing road safety work.

 Before hitting the road, motorists should:

  • check their eyesight meets DVLA sight requirements and has been tested in the last two years
  • be sure any medication is safe to take while driving
  • know the simple pre-travel vehicle checks that could avoid a breakdown
  • plan for rest stops and be aware of the signs of tiredness.
  • know what to do in a motorway breakdown

Steven Broadbent is Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport.

He said:

“There are some simple steps you can take to avoid breakdowns and accidents when driving off on holiday. As part of your packing and preparation, don’t overlook simple vehicle checks like tyres, child car seats, and the levels of oil, coolant and windscreen fluid.

“Make sure your eyes have been tested recently and medication is safe for you drive on, and plan in rest breaks at least every 2 hours. You’re twenty times more likely to have a tiredness related crash at 6am than 10am, so where possible, plan an early night if you like to beat the traffic.”

To read the top tips for safer trips, head to: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/campaign/top-tips-for-safer-road-trips/

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