Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week kicked off today (23rd November and continues to 28th November) with the aim to spread lifesaving awareness.
Organised by charity, Brake, it aims to help teach young drivers about road safety.
In support of this year’s campaign, we thought we would share our advice for drivers both young and old. Stop ignoring faults with your car!
Research from Brake and First Direct show that up to 50% of all drivers admit to taking to the roads despite having at least one defect on their vehicle. http://www.thompsons.law.co.uk/road-traffic-accidents/survey-drivers-do-not-take-vehicle-maintenance-seriously.htm
We all know that when a warning light comes on in your car, the first thought that springs to mind is “How much is this going to cost me?”, but if an accident occurs as a result of a fault with your car, the cost could be much, much higher.
Figures reveal that in 2013, around 2000 road accidents occurred as a result of vehicle problems, with 42 of these being fatal.
Familiarise yourself with all of the necessary basic safety checks, such as looking at your oil levels, brake function, tyre tread and water levels. If you notice a fault, DO NOT ignore it! Head straight to your local garage and get it fixed pronto!
If you do get hit with seriously expensive bill for a replacement part, just remember that you can shop around to find the best price.
CJ Metals may even be able to help. Our breakers yard, based in Keighley, has an extensive and ever changing range of used car parts including:
If you need a part for a specific car make or model, give us a call on 01535 609 071.
You can follow Road Safety Week with the official hashtag #RoadSafetyWeek on Twitter where you can also follow us!