The Highway Code
TIPS TO SAFE DRIVING
No one can be considered a safe driver unless his traffic habits include care, courtesy, responsibility and common sense as fundamentals for safety.
No method of approach to the traffic problem will bring more beneficial results than your observance of the following rules.
- Consider the rights and privileges of others.
- Drive your vehicle at a reasonable and safe speed at all times.
- Dip your headlights at night to all oncoming traffic.
- Give full and individual attention to your driving. If you want to enjoy the scenery, park your vehicle.
- Always keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you.
- Keep your brakes, lights, steering mechanism and tyres in good operating condition at all times.
- Do not insist on right-of-way. Life and health are much more important.
- Watch the car behind and signal your intention to stop or change direction
- Never overtake on the brow of a hill or curve or at any point where your view is obstructed.
- Observe road signs and signals. They have a definite purpose-to prevent accidents.
- The white cane, the symbol of the blind, exercise caution.
- Never drive on a strange road as fast as you would on one that you know.
- When approaching a steep incline change to a lower gear, do the same when descending.
- Never drive when you become sleepy.
- Slow moving traffic must always keep in the left lane.
- When foot brakes fail don't panic, remember your hand brakes and shift to a lower gear.
- Do not throw objects out of vehicles.
Certain things are considered unsafe and are therefore not allowed.
- A red light showing from in front.
- A siren or exhaust whistle, except on emergency vehicle.
- A muffler cut-out
- Anything that extends more than 300 millimetres beyond the plane of the wheels.
- Using the shoulder of the road as a Highway.
- Flashing amber hazard lights when driving or parking. They must only be used to warn of an unusual traffic hazard.