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    Driveway safety

    A recent study by the Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) found that, on average, seven children aged under 15 are killed each year and 60 are seriously injured due to being hit by a vehicle moving around the home.

    Very young children face the greatest risk in these incidents—90% of children killed and 70% of those seriously injured are under five years of age.

    The brochure Driveway Safety: Are your kids at risk? provides advice about keeping children safe around vehicles at home.

    Printed copies of the brochure in English only are also available and can be ordered by following this link.

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    The Road Rage Ranker: how much rage is inside you?

    In a bid to ‘bring peace to our roads’, Jennings Motor Group has created the Road Rage Ranker which determines how hot headed drivers are when it comes to their experiences on the road.

    The initiative follows a report by the RAC earlier this year which stated that more than 80% of drivers had experienced road rage. Jennings Motor Group says this figure suggests road rage is becoming “something of a national epidemic”.

    Dale Gillespie, from Jennings Motor Group, said: “We all know that road rage exists but we don’t usually admit that we suffer from it, it’s always someone else’s fault.

    “The Road Rage Ranker is designed to show how worked up you can get while behind the wheel. “We believe that once people see their results, they’ll realise that driving need not be such a stressful experience, and become safe, happier drivers for it.”

    The Road Rage Ranker works by sliding the pointer to the desired measurement of anger for each of the top 10 driving habits that fill drivers with anger. The scores are then compared with those from a poll of motorists to work out the participants’ ‘road rage ranking’.

    Jennings Motor Group has also provided a series of tips to help drivers keep calm on the road, including:

    – Use breathing tactics to keep calm. Deep, controlled breathing can help put things into perspective.
    – Make sure you get a good night’s sleep; you are far more likely to get irritated when you’re tired.
    – Don’t take it personally. Bad drivers are equally annoying to everybody – remember that you’re not the only one.
    – Keep smiling – a friendly demeanour helps to diffuse situations and makes you feel better on the inside too.

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