For many people across the United Kingdom, Spring Bank Holiday is the ideal opportunity for the first getaway of the year. This year, following a year of lockdowns and tiered restrictions, it’s likely that Spring Bank Holiday Weekend (28-31 May) will be a particularly busy one on the roads, as many families take advantage of lifted restrictions and venture further than they have done in many months.
To coincide with its new “Triple Threat” campaign, eDriving is urging drivers to be especially vigilant when it comes to Speeding, Distraction and Fatigue, three major risk factors facing drivers today, and behaviours which have reportedly magnified during the pandemic.
Visit the Speeding, Distraction and Fatigue Resource Centres for infographics, eBooks, webinars, articles and more.
Five more top tips for safe travels this Spring Bank Holiday weekend:
- Adhere to international, national and regional COVID-19 guidance regarding permitted travel purposes, including guidance pertaining to your intended destination.
- Check your vehicle thoroughly, especially if it hasn’t been used for a while. Checks should include fluid levels, lights, tyres, brakes, battery and wiper blades. And, it might sound strange, but – if this is your first trip in quite a while – it’s worth checking places such as the wheel arches for small animals that might have discovered the perfect place to shelter!
- Plan your trip in advance, taking hygiene and sanitation factors into account. Consider what you need to carry with you. e.g,. hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes, etc. and whether there is somewhere safe along the route to take rest stops?
- Drive defensively – some drivers may not have been behind the wheel for several weeks or months, potentially leaving them with “rusty” skills.
- Never drive impaired, whether it be from alcohol, drugs or medication.
Visit eDriving’s COVID-19 Resource Centre for more safety tips and links to best practice advice.