At Donnelly Group Mitsubishi we want to provide in information that can help keep our customers safe on the roads. Find out how you can drive safely on our roads this winter.
Improving road safety takes well designed transport infrastructure, cars equipped with intelligent safety technology and full understanding of road safety and speed limits.
A serious road accident happens every 20 minutes in the UK with 1,770 people killed on UK roads in 2018.
Keep your full attention on the road at all times.
Calling or texting on a phone is still the number one cause of road accidents, but eating food, putting on make up, reaching for an object or even reading a book were all recorded causes of accidents in 2018.
Despite having some of the safest roads in the world, speeding is still a major cause of accidents in the UK and carries a fine of £100 or more, 3 penalty points on your driving licence and attendance of a Speed Awareness course.
Slowing reactions and reducing your ability to spot hazards, even a small amount of alcohol can put you over the limit.
Aggressive driving, illegal overtaking and racing other drivers are all forms of dangerous driving that account for 10% of serious accidents.
Slow down. Stay focussed. Simple changes make a huge difference.
Reducing how fast your drive can be a genuine life-saver, giving you more time to react if the car in front suddenly brakes or a pedestrian steps out into the road. What's more, approaching junctions and roundabouts at a low, controlled speed can lessen the need to brake hard and actually reduce how often you need to come to a stop.
Hazards can come from anywhere, especially when driving in towns and cities, but rural roads should be taken equally seriously. Never look at your phone while driving and take advantage of any voice or steering wheel controls your car has. If your car connects to your phone, ensure you do this before you start driving.
Anticipation is key to driving safely. Look ahead for possible hazards. If you're on the motorway or dual carriageway take note of when you pass an exit, because you know an entrance is coming up soon and you might have to move out.
When you come up to traffic lights, a good rule of thumb is to stop while you can still see the rear wheels of the car in front.
Explore the most innovative and significant safety systems across our range and then choose a model to see exactly what comes with that car.
Ensuring your vehicle remains safe and on the road is a priority at Donnelly Mitsubishi where our Mitsubishi -approved workshops are staffed by fully trained, expert technicians who work with the very latest diagnostic equipment. Book in to one of our three service centres to ensure your car is performing its best this Winter.
Make driving in downpours even safer with DuxBack, a powerful treatment for your windscreen that beads water making it flow off the glass more quickly.
Ensure your tyres, battery and electrics are in working exactly as they should be and be ready for winter with a ten point safety check.
Make sure your tyres are ready for the cold weather and have enough tread to cope with icy conditions with a free tyre check.