9 tricks to reside by all-year spherical

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Whereas having lesser automobiles on the street because of the present journey restrictions has lowered accidents circumstances, it has nonetheless not deterred street customers from rushing.

In accordance with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), 418,237 street accidents have been reported in 2020 regardless of the Motion Management Orders (MCO) and fewer automobiles on the street final yr.

“Generally, seeing near empty highways and intersections can result in an urge to hurry or break a site visitors rule. One would possibly assume breaking the rule simply this as soon as received’t do any hurt, however it might land you in large bother. The chance of accidents is at all times current given your publicity to dangers and hazards by merely being on the street,” stated Damian Williams, Head of Claims of Allianz Normal Insurance coverage Firm (Malaysia) Berhad.

Damian Williams, Head of Claims of Allianz Normal Insurance coverage Firm (Malaysia) Berhad.

“The truth is, regardless of the varied MCOs final yr, our accident and roadside help service – the Allianz Street Rangers – served over 67,000 clients nationwide. So actually, fewer automobiles on the street don’t imply no accidents, and we should continuously remind ourselves to remain protected and vigilant whereas on the street,” added Damian.

Listed below are 9 easy street security tricks to reside by all yr spherical.

  1. Security first!… lock your doorways and at all times buckle up (this goes for motorcyclists too!) And, preserve your belongings protected and safe and be sure to have sufficient petrol within the tank.

  1. Defensive driving is REAL but additionally keep on the offensive. Assume that something that may go incorrect would possibly go incorrect! Assume that different drivers won’t provide the proper of method. Assume that somebody would possibly run a crimson gentle, comply with you too carefully, have defective brake lights.

  1. Be courteous on the street. Give solution to different street customers, everybody from motorcyclists to cyclists, runners, and pedestrians.

  1. Absolute “no” to distractions… this contains utilizing your cell phone, fiddling together with your car’s navigation system or the digital console, or altering radio stations.

  1. Don’t tailgate. At all times attempt to depart a spot of 1 automobile between your self and the car in entrance of you. In case of an emergency, this gives you sufficient time to brake to a cease if needed. Enhance the gap between your self and the car in entrance of you when going through dangerous climate, reminiscent of heavy rain or low visibility situations.

  1. Maintain to the pace restrict. Don’t really feel pressured to hurry up when confronted with impatient drivers. It’s your duty to drive at a pace that matches the encircling situations.

  1. Establish your blind spots. Each car has blind spots. These often contain any space that’s blocked by the back and front pillars of the car. Know your car’s blind spots and at all times be additional cautious: at all times look into your rear-view mirror and out of doors mirrors when altering lanes or reversing out of a car parking zone.

  1. Assume, look, sign, look once more. When shifting off from a stationary place, making turns, altering lanes, stopping, overtaking, or making some other motion, at all times perform the next routine – assume, look, sign, and look once more.

  1. Say no to driving in “convoys” with a pal… as a result of tailing a pal’s automobile might trigger you to hurry, run a crimson gentle, or change lanes too shortly. If you’re headed to the identical location, simply selected to make use of your navigation system as an alternative. That method, you’d each attain your vacation spot, however with out the stress and hazard!

Listed below are additionally some extra issues to think about:

  • Don’t overload your car, both when it comes to passengers or issues.

  • Earlier than driving, plan your route. Allocate adequate time to get to your vacation spot, don’t rush.

  • Don’t depart your ignition key within the automobile or depart it working, however idle for lengthy intervals.

  • Don’t depart your youngsters in automobiles alone, and at all times test the again seat earlier than you enter or depart your automobile.

  • Park your automobile in a chosen spot correctly to not trigger any obstruction or endangers different street customers.

Moreover that, it’s also vital to have the appropriate insurance coverage and the insurance coverage accomplice! For those who’re a Motor Complete (Non-public Automotive) policyholder with Allianz, name the Allianz Street Rangers at 1-800-22-5542 for any accident or roadside help.

To be taught extra concerning the new Allianz Street Rangers service, go to allianz.com.my/road-rangers.

*Phrases and situations apply.

This content material is supplied by Allianz Malaysia Berhad.

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