Produced by Tim Roberts at Fleet Strategy

You have a hand in minimising the risk of distraction by being well prepared for your trip. Be aware of the things that may distract you, and what could increase your chances of being distracted. Remember: any time you avert your eyes from the road, take your hands off the wheel, or thoughts off the task at hand, you’ve been distracted. Fatigue is another factor that makes you more easily distracted, as an easy task at first can turn rather complicated, increasing your risk.

Passengers can come in handy over long journeys as they can help drivers stay alert; however they should also be respectful to drivers and avoid distracting behaviour.

Keeping helpful tips in mind to maximise your reaction time also makes a great difference to your driving experience.