Safe winter driving

Winter’s approaching – and that can make driving even more hazardous. So, check out these top tips on keeping safe on the roads:

Driving to the conditions

AA has some useful tips on smart driving. These include:

  • Before winter check your tire pressure, that your lights are working properly and your windscreen wipers aren’t smearing.
  • Use your headlights during the day when it’s overcast and keep your windscreen clean inside and out.
  • Watch out for sun-strike in the mornings and afternoons, and put your visor down before the glare hits your windscreen.
  • Remember even if your visibility is fine, other people facing into the sun might be struggling to see you.

Read more Smart Driving Tips on AA’s website

Reducing driver fatigue infographic

The New Zealand Transport Agency has produced this infographic with simple tips to reduce fatigue. It makes a great poster you can print out to discuss at safety meetings, or post around worksites.

Download the Driving Fatigue Infographic from the NZTA website (401KB PDF)

Minimising risk from fatigued driving (NZTA)

Sleep before you drive poster

The only cure for fatigue is sleep, and one of NZTA’s tips is for tired workers to take a 15-minute nap before they drive. Print out a ‘Sleep before you drive’ poster and post it around your worksite. 

Download a PDF of the Sleep before you drive poster from the NZTA website (65KB PDF)

Black poster with the text sleep before you drive

Sleep before you drive poster

Driver fatigue calculator

You could also encourage people to try NZTA’s driver fatigue calculator to assess their risk of fatigue.

View the Driver Fatigue Calculator on NZTA’s website

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