Top tips for preventing accidents and protecting vulnerable road user
As a professional driver, you have a responsibility to other road usersYou’re also likely to be on the road more than most, meaning that there is a greater risk of you being involved in an accident.
There are some simple habits you can develop which can help prevent some of the most common and costliest claims such as accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists.
- Double check your mirrors for cyclists, motorcycles and e-scooters before performing manoeuvres or entering/exiting a junction.
- Be aware of pedestrians at all times, especially at road crossings and double-parked streets.
- Ensure your passengers exit the vehicle onto the pavement to protect them and your vehicle from other road users.
- Keep your distance other road users who are driving erratically.
Further to the above, it’s important to make sure that you take regular breaks when driving for extended periods of time.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident, our Approved Repairer Network can take care of any repairs and you’ll have no excess to pay if you weren’t at fault, plus any parts used will be guaranteed for 5 years. If you’ve purchased legal expenses cover, you could be eligible for a replacement vehicle even if the accident was your fault.
All road users need to work together to keep each other safe. By taking preventative steps, you can help keep premiums down for you and professional drivers across the board.