Safe6. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.

Motor Vehicles

Motor vehicles are used every day and used regularly for work activities.  Motor vehicle incidents may result in a serious injury or fatality.

 

Follow the Rules to Live By:

  • Drive to the conditions
  • Stick to the road rules
  • Always wear your seat belt
  • Never use a hand held cell phone while driving
  • Don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol

And always make sure:

  • Drivers are legally licensed – All drivers have the appropriate licence for the vehicle they are driving
  • Vehicles are well maintained – Fit for purpose and have a valid WOF or COF
  • Personal injury and/or vehicle damage is reported – to your employer and the police

Emergency Procedures – Make sure your vehicle has a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit.  Dial 111 in an emergency.

Things to think about:

  • Be a considerate driver
  • Drive defensively
  • Check your speed
  • Check your following distance
  • Brake early and brake gradually
  • Look twice at intersections
  • Concentrate and stay alert
  • Minimise distractions
  • Before reversing … Mind That Kid !!

Further Helpful Information:

NZ Road Code - nzta.govt.nz
AA Defensive Driving Course - aa.co.nz
NZ Transport Agency & ACC – Your Safe Driving Policy
Learn How and Where to Improve your Skills
Motor Vehicle Safety Checklist