Common questions What are some road risks?

What are some road risks?

What are some road risks?

Identifying hazards when driving

  • child chasing a ball onto the road.
  • parked car door opening.
  • vehicle merging into your lane or stopping suddenly in front of you.
  • slippery road surface after rain.

What are examples of road hazards?

Preventing accidents and injuries takes preparing for all possible roadway hazards that may lie ahead.

  • Bad Traffic. Bad traffic plagues drivers in metropolitan parts of California.
  • Reckless Drivers.
  • Wet or Oily Roads.
  • Potholes or Cracks.
  • Animals Crossing.
  • Construction Zones.

What are the 5 road safety rules?

Important Traffic Rules To Follow To Ensure Safety While Driving

  • Always wear a seatbelt.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Do not cross the speed limits.
  • Service your car regularly.
  • Follow traffic signals.
  • Maintain lane discipline.
  • Be careful during bad weather.
  • Maintain a safe distance.

What are the risks of road safety?

Road safety

  • speeding.
  • driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • unsafe roads (potholes, thin roads, blackspots etc)
  • driver’s experience of particular road conditions.
  • distractions in the car while driving (talking on the mobile phone)
  • emotional state whilst driving.
  • tiredness.

What is the hardest driving skill to learn?

Top 10 trickiest driving manoeuvres

  • Parallel park.
  • Reverse into a parking bay.
  • Reversing around a corner.
  • Turn-in-the-road/three point turn.
  • Driving forward into a parking bay.
  • Reversing in a straight line.
  • Parking close to the curb.
  • Navigating a roundabout.

What is a road hazard?

Road Hazards, Road hazard damage occurs when a tire fails as a result of a puncture, bruise or impact incurred while driving on maintained roads. Nails, glass and potholes are the most common road hazards. And they’re not typically covered under tire warranties.

How can we avoid road hazards?

On roads crossed by animals, drive slower than usual and, if there are no approaching vehicles, keep your headlights on high beam. If an animal suddenly appears in front of you, avoid swerving, which can make matters worse. Instead, apply your vehicle’s brake, sound its horn and flash its lights.

What is unsafe road use?

Distracted driving [ Other than the illegal use of cellular phones while driving.] Driving with the hand on the gear lever. Loud music and inattention to other road users and traffic conditions. Driver fatigue and not taking rest stops. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. [

What are the risk factors for road accidents?

Non-use of seat-belts and child restraints in motor vehicles The lack or inappropriate use of seat-belts and other safety restraints (child seats and booster seats) are risk factors for the fatalities and injuries that result from road crashes (Box 2.6).

How many people die on the road each year?

About 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads and 20 – 50 million are injured every year. Road traffic crashes are a major cause of death among all age groups and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years.

Is there a decade of action for road safety?

As international tourism rates are on the rise and more people around the world are buying cars, many road safety and health advocates are sounding the alarm. In fact, the UN has declared 2011-2020, the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Left: Road traffic in Shanghai. Photo credit: Mr. Uncut Right: Sharing the road in Manila.

What are the risk factors do all drivers face?

All drivers face risks, but the factor that contributes most to crashes and deaths appears to be inexperience. 1 Newly licensed drivers, primarily teenagers, have the highest crash rates, but even drivers well into their twenties have higher crash rates than older drivers.