Supporting the BRAKE pledge

North Ayrshire Advanced Motorists are proud to support BRAKE – the road safety charity – in their ‘make the pledge campaign’, as part of road safety week (21st – 27th November).

The pledge focuses on many aspects of driving and road safety, and applies to both drivers and non-drivers alike. The key parts of the pledge are as follows:

SLOW: I’ll stay under limits, and slow down to 20mph around schools, homes and shops to protect others. I’ll slow right down for bends, brows and bad weather, and avoid overtaking.

SOBER: I’ll never drive after drinking any alcohol or drugs – not a drop, not a drag.

SECURE: I’ll make sure everyone in my vehicle is belted up on every journey, and kids smaller than 150cm are in a proper child restraint. I’ll choose the safest vehicle I can and ensure it’s maintained.

SILENT: I’ll never take or make calls, read or type when driving. I’ll put communication devices out of reach, and stay focused.

SHARP: I’ll stay focused on safe driving. I’ll take regular breaks and never drive if I’m tired, stressed or on medication that affects driving. I’ll get my eyes tested every two years and wear glasses or lenses at the wheel if I need them.

SUSTAINABLE: I’ll minimise the amount I drive, or not drive at all. I’ll get about by walking, cycling or public transport as much as I can, for road safety, the environment and my health.

For more information about the BRAKE pledge, please click here

For more information about road safety week 2016, please click here