Choosing Safe Gaps – Intersections

There are a few things to remember when you drive up to and enter an intersection. Here’s another handy video to jog you memory of the activities you practiced during Good2Go.

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Choosing Intersection Gaps

Managing Hazards

When you’re driving, a hazard is anything that may require you to take action to avoid danger.  This video from drive.govt.nz will show you what to look for and how to deal with them.

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Hazards

Blind Spots – knowing your own

Blind spots can be dangerous, both to you and other drivers. It’s important to know exactly where your blind spots are.  Check out this video to learn what they are, where they are, how to check them and how to stay out of them.

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Blind Spot

Blind Spots – other vehicles

It’s important to understand your own blind spots and remember to check them before changing your course in any way.  It is equally as important to understand the blind spots of others so you can make sure you don’t put yourself in an unsafe position on the road.  Check out this video to see blinds spots from a truck driver’s perspective.

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Blind Spot - Truck 2

Stopping Distances Calculator

Ever wondered how different speeds and conditions affect your stopping distance? Check out this handy calculator.  You can even adjust the reaction time to see how distractions make an impact.  As an experiment, push the reaction time up to 4 seconds, the average time it takes to send a quick text, and see what happens to your stopping distance.

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Stopping Distance

Are you fatigued right now?

Driver Fatigue is one of the 3 big killers on our roads. Take this quick test from Transport for NSW before getting on the road.

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Fatigue

Driver fatigue calculator

Driving and fatigue are a dangerous mix, increasing your chances of having a crash. The NZTA have put together a handy driver fatigue calculator which could help you see if you are at risk of being affected by fatigue.

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