Keeping safe on the roads of Hertfordshire - IMPACT
Hertfordshire Road Safety Campaigns
Too many risks and mistakes are made on our roads, and many of these are avoidable and life-changing. The impact on the lives of family, friends, and you from a road collision can be catastrophic and expensive, emotionally and financially. Do not take the risk of inflicting pain and distress on yourself, someone you love, or a stranger.
Hertfordshire County Council road safety campaigns aim to inform and keep Hertfordshire roads as safe as possible.
Pass on the knowledge below, it might save a life which might just be yours.
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The information below is taken from think.direct.gov.uk
Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. You risk a fine of up to £5,000, a minimum 12-month driving ban and a criminal record. Tolerance to alcohol depends on a combination of factors: weight, age, gender, stress and recent food consumption – don’t risk it. For more information including details of limits and penalties visit the Think Drink Driving pages.
You’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving – is it really worth the risk? It’s illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road. If you are caught, you could be fined and lose your licence and your insurance costs could go up. For more information visit the Think Mobile Use pages.
Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates combined with the highest accident rate. Drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts in the front and back of vehicles are breaking the law. Drivers caught without a seatbelt face on-the-spot fines of £60. For more information visit the Think Seatbelt pages.
The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens. The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph than at 30mph. For more information visit the Think Speeding pages.