Driving Safe: What is 'the 3 Second Rule?'

Remembering Driver's ED, a simple rule will help you maintain a safe distance

Nov. 18, 2010 — -- There are 5 things every car should have to keep you safe in case of an emergency so, what are they and are you and your car prepared?

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Along with car insurance, MOT and other requirements; you should also have a little emergency kit that you can put in the car before you drive anywhere which will help in the event of a breakdown.

1- Mobile phone: A fully charged mobile phone will let you contact the emergency services without having to find a phone box. However if you are on a motorway, using a roadside phone will allow the breakdown services to identify you and your position more quickly. 2- Torch/Flashlight: Carry a torch/flashlight in your glove box; it's handy for either examining the car in the dark or if you have to walk to get help in the dark (don't do this unless absolutely necessary). 3- Blanket: In case of breaking down in cold weather. 4- First Aid: A small kit can be bought from your chemists and can be used to treat minor injuries. 5- Food and water: A couple of energy bars and a bottle of water should be enough you keep you going until help arrives.

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