We’re calling on you to ‘be a mate’ to make Queensland roads safer.
Almost two-thirds of drivers follow the vehicle in front of them too closely and rear-end crashes are the most common crash type in Queensland.
It’s not all bad news, though. You can be a courteous driver to prevent unnecessary crashes. It’s easy to ‘be a mate’ on the road:
- Don’t tailgate. Leave a 2-second gap between you and the vehicle in front of you. This gives you enough time to brake or respond when you need to.
- Concentrate. Pay attention while driving. Distraction is the greatest cause of road crashes, so avoid checking your phone, snacking or gazing out the window.
- Anticipate. Watch out for changes in your surroundings. Things can change quickly on the road, but anticipating changes gives yourself enough time to respond.
Learn more about how to be a mate.