Low-risk driving

Low-risk driving

Low-risk driving tips

  • Keep a 3-second gap between you and the vehicle in front. Stay 4 seconds behind in bad weather
  • Slow down around potholes, metal plates, sand, oil and other potential hazards
  • Always look for hazards. Remember to regularly check your rear-view and side mirrors
  • It is illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • If taking medication ask your doctor if it will affect your ability to drive safely
  • Have your vehicle serviced regularly
  • Be aware of changes to NSW road rules
  • Don't queue across intersections and always obey traffic signals
  • Be ready to stop for pedestrians - never assume they can see you
  • Check your blind spots and look out for motorists and cyclists before changing lanes or turning corners. 

Last updated: Thursday, 7 July 2016