28 Mar Staying safe on the roads
At MBM Insurance Solutions we take safety very seriously, and we take pride in the fact that each day we are protecting our clients from the unexpected.
We know you all see road safety messages quiet frequently, but our aim is to remind drivers of simple yet effective advice that will help you, your families and your staff. So please, share this important message around as we believe that these steps can avoid risk, injury and even a fatality. We don’t want you to be another statistic.
Before You Leave
Ensure your vehicle is in a safe working condition for you and your passengers, as well as others on the road. Make sure the vehicle is roadworthy.
Include: tyres, fluid levels, lights, windscreen wipers, battery and if towing that the connections are working effectively.
Make sure your family and friends know your expected departure and arrival times. Stay in contact with frequent updates (NOT WHILE DRIVING). This is pivotal if travelling alone.
Road Side Assistance
Remember if you are travelling it is always peace of mind to have a roadside assistance program. Check your membership is up-to-date or sign up for one before you leave.
To save you money, we have partnered with 365 Roadside Assistance to bring you some amazing deals! Check out the comparison table below for more information on these deals.
(Be sure to use the links above to take advantage of the discounted prices.)
Keys To Success
Preparation is always key, do the following:
– Should you break down, who or which service is going to help you, and do you have enough resources should it take more than 3 hours?
– Know the road conditions or obstacles you may encounter
– Know the weather ahead of you – check the Weather Bureaus website: www.bom.gov.au
– If you have an accident do you carry tools, a first aid kit, torch and a blanket?
If travelling with younger children ensure there is enough entertainment, so the driver does not become distracted. There lots
Breaks, Breaks & Breaks
Ensure you stop every 2 hours and don’t drive for more than 8-10 hours per day. Take your time, don’t speed, stay alive.
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