Imagine you're driving the safest vehicle... in the WORLD (as a former Top Gear host might say). I'm not even sure what that would look like, but I'm pretty sure you'd be feeling, even subconsciously, a little bit 'invincible'.
Do you think your driving would change? What if your usual drive was a classic? Or a motorbike?
I know I had no concept at all of the forces acting on me in a car until I had a rally car accident – thankfully a much safer environment to learn this.
Cars have such amazing safety technology now, but the human body is still fragile. That's why I strongly recommend driving the safest car you can. We're not bulletproof. Which is also why the most crucial safety component remains: an alert, aware and skilled driver.
(At least until self-driving cars take over the world!)
Many factors affect our safety on the road:
* Road conditions
* Vehicle condition
* Weather conditions
But all of these can be managed by a competent, thinking driver.
Buckle up, buttercups! And think 'buttercup', not 'bulletproof' :-)
PS - Please share my Buckle Up Buttercup tips! The more we talk about road safety and what we can do to keep ourselves and others safe – the safer our roads will be. Things that might be obvious to you might still be unknown to your friends or family.