THE-FATAL-FOUR (Click for full pdf)
Renault F1 are taking part in the National BRAKE Road Safety Week (16 to 22 November 2020). During this week we are raising awareness of Road Safety and THE FATAL FOUR.
According to the World Health Organisation, injuries from road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years.
What is The Fatal Four? The Fatal Four are the four biggest dangers whilst driving.
- Inappropriate Speed. Even the difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The speed limit is not a target, you should drive at a speed that suits the conditions and the type of road.
- Using a mobile phone. It can take just a moment’s distraction by a call or text to cause a crash. You can get 6 points added to your licence and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone when driving. You’ll also lose your licence if you passed your driving test in the last 2 years. The law still applies to you if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic. You can even be prosecuted for using a hands-free device if you’re not in proper control of your car.
- Not wearing a seatbelt. You’re twice as likely to die in a crash, if you don’t wear a seatbelt. You can be fined up to £500. It’s so easy to avoid this danger – don’t forget to put on your seatbelt before you take off. Wearing your seatbelt correctly can help save lives.
- Drink/drug driving. When you drink, it takes longer for your brain to receive messages from your eye, and processing information becomes more difficult. This can impact your driving. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so you should avoid drinking and drugs entirely if you know you have to drive.
Renault F1 are working with the local Parish Councils, Thames Valley Police Road Safety Unit, the Fire Service and our sponsors to educate and promote safer drivers here at Enstone. Thames Valley police have been delivering a Fatal Four training session onsite for staff. A minority of staff have already attended this, and we aim to have all Renault F1 staff attend the training by the end of 2021.
What all Renault F1 staff need to do?
1) You need to follow the highway code at all times.
2) Don’t allow yourself to be a victim of the Fatal Four.
3) Respect the local villages around Renault F1.
4) Remember you are representing Renault F1 when driving to and from work in work kit.