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Tips & Guides


Author: Hassan S. Al Jabry July 2009

Tips & Guides

“Safety on Road, Starts with You”

Tips & guides – Easy Guide to Your Rescue – Road Safety Is dedicated to all families and individuals around the world Who had involved in road accidents or lost loved one.

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This is my first e-publication in the series of tips & guides that I will publish in the future on different subjects. This e-book shares good practice, to help achieve to reduce and prevent minor or major road accidents.

The tips & guides – Road Safety has been developed primarily as a reference for all road users individuals with an interest in road safety issues. However, we also hope that it will interest a wider audience, including the local traffic police, health authorities, local communities, business organizations, and transport interest groups. I hoped that the Road Safety would particularly benefit to those new to the road safety, and as reminders for other road users. Tips & guides are intended to be as reference for you, which will i be updated as and when necessary. Points2deliver tips & guides will be available online and distributed for FREE.

A number of references, documents & web sites that advise on various aspects of Road Safety o tips & guides are easily available on the Internet these days. This e-book aims to draw most of the existing advice on the Internet based on research results as far as possible into one document including illustrations and to update if it is required. Therefore, the levels of detail varies, and note that this guide is not intended to be a fully comprehensive reference or guide to be used in isolation. Where you can find a subject is covered in more details & in up-to-date publications elsewhere and also according to your exact geographical location and traffic rules. The good practice in this tips & guides is not only based on the random tips available in the Internet but also included are innovative illustrations and photos, thought to be successful in delivering the message. Every effort has been made to provide accurate, up-to-date and full coverage of the issue relating to road safety tips and guide, with the focus on individuality on the road. However, it should be noted that much of the contents is taken on good faith on different sources. Every effort is made to mention all the links sources in the last page of this e-book for user information and to find further details. Readers should also try to discover more in details on the particular subject and not only based on the tips provided here.


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When Sharing Roads with Truck & Trailers.......................................................1

Overtaking: The correct Way.............................................................................3

Road Rage: Anger is one letter away from Danger. ..........................................5

Driving During the Rain and Storm....................................................................7

How to Avoid Fire at Petrol / Gas Stations: .......................................................9

Road Safety Quizzes and Useful Resources: … …………… ……………….. 10

Conclusion: …………………………………………... .. ……….……………….. 11

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Easy Guide to your rescue – Road Safety

Chapter One
When Sharing Roads with Truck & Trailers

When passing a truck, let the driver know you are passing by beam your headlights, especially at night. Pay close attention to turn signals, and give large vehicles plenty of room to maneuver and make turns. (See below illustration).

When following a large vehicle, stay out of its blind spots (See Next Page for illustration). Position your vehicle so the driver can see it in the side mirrors.


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Don't return to the driving lane until you can see the entire front of the truck in your rear view mirror. If you can't see the truck driver in his or her side mirror, he or she can't see you. Don't enter the area between the curb or shoulder and the truck if the truck is signaling a turn.

What is the NO-ZONE?
NO-ZONES are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. Some of those No-Zones are actual blind spots where your car "disappears" from the view of the truck or bus driver.


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Chapter Two
Overtaking: The correct Way

Below illustration shows the correct overtaking principle. Rather than a dangerous turn round route (shown by a dotted line). The same apply on opposite way of the incoming traffic. From A, go as hard as you can keep straight as far as B. Till point B you are not committed.

After B, it is almost certain that if you attempt to drop back would be a greater risk. From B, you must get balanced and going straight aiming directly for your safety gap, always keeping in mind the distance


Easy Guide to your rescue – Road Safety

Overtaking - Never overtake unless you are certain that you are safe to complete the overtaking manoeuvre.
Overtaking - The location for the overtaking procedure is highly important.

Overtaking on dual-carriageways is easier than overtaking on single carriageway roads.
Overtaking - Never overtake on guesswork.


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Signal your intention of overtaking It is necessary to judge the speed of the vehicle you are overtaking and the speed and capability of your vehicle. Blow horn or flash headlights to draw attention of the driver being overtaking and when he gives signal clear to overtake only then overtake. Be equally careful when being overtaken

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Chapter Three
Road Rage: Anger is one letter away from Danger. Drive gently.

Aggressive Driving
What is aggressive driving? Aggressive driving is the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property. Persons doing any of the following may be committing acts of aggressive driving: Speeding & Running red lights and stop signs Passing on the shoulder of the road Cutting off another vehicle Slamming on brakes in front of a tailgater Improper hand or facial gestures at other drivers Yelling (Shouting) Repeatedly honking the horn Repeatedly flashing of headlights

Aggressive driving is a serious problem which is responsible for many traffic accidents and fatalities. It is to your benefit to avoid aggressive drivers and potentially dangerous situations.

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Anyone can become an aggressive driver. Don’t let stress and frustration get the best of you while driving. Be patient and courteous (polite). Do not drive when angry, overtired, or upset. Allow extra time to get to your destination. When possible, change your schedule to avoid congestion (traffic jam). Give other drivers the benefit of the doubt (mistrust) all drivers make mistakes. Avoid all conflict, even if you are right.


If you encounter an angry or aggressive motorist
• • • • • Do not retaliate (react) or in any way engage the other driver. Get out of the way. I Keep your doors locked and your windows up. Keep enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you to pull out from behind. Do not underestimate (misjudge) the other driver’s potential for aggression. Road-rage incidents are a major source of misery for those caught up in them.

Remember also:

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Chapter Four
Driving During the Rain and Storm
Allow for more travel time Brake earlier and with less force. Don't use cruise control. Don't attempt to cross running water. Turn on your headlights. Watch out for pedestrians. Track the car ahead of you. Give a truck or bus extra distance. First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather. Turn on your wipers - Replace your wipers regularly, at least once a year. Turn on your lights - Whenever visibility is poor or it rains, headlights are a good way to let other drivers know where you are.

Photo by Gulf News


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Expressway driving - Leave lots of space between you and the car in front. Oily deposits - Watch for intersections because of the oil spots in the road. Rain is most dangerous when it falls after a long, dry spell on to roads: the rain blends with oil and rubber-dust deposits on the road surface to form a highly dangerous skid mixture. That mixture builds up at intersections, where cars stop and start frequently. If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms.

Photo by Gulf News

Points-2-Remember: • • • Do not speed on wet roads Give extra distance with a vehicle in-front of you Drive more carefully


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Chapter Five
How to Avoid Fire at Petrol / Gas Stations: Static Electricity

Refueling Safety Guidelines: This is also apply to all “Self Service” Petrol / Gas Stations Turn off your vehicle while refueling. Put your vehicle in park and/or set the brake. Do not smoke, light matches or lighters while refueling
Do not re-enter your vehicle during refueling to avoid getting charged

with static electricity.

What is Static Electricity?
Everything we see is made up of tiny little parts called atoms. The atoms are made of more smaller parts. These are called Protons, Electrons and Neutrons." Protons have a positive (+) charge. Electrons have a negative (-) charge. Neutrons have no charge. Usually, atoms have the same number of Electrons and Protons. Then the atom has no charge, it is "neutral." But if you rub things together, electrons can move from one atom to another. Some atoms get extra electrons. They have a negative charge. Other atoms lose electrons. They have a positive charge. When charges are separated like this, it is called static electricity. If two things have different charges, they attract, or pull towards each other. If two things have the same charge, they repel, or push away from each other. If you walk across a carpet, electrons move from the rug to you. Now you have extra electrons. Touch a door knob and ZAP! The electrons move from you to the knob. You get a shock.


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Chapter Six
Quiz & useful Links & Resources

Please click below links

Educational Quiz on Road Safety links:

Useful Resources links:
Health Authority Abu Dhabi Dubai Police: Traffic Safety Issues IRISH road transport authority They have simple excellent illustrations and information on how to be safe driver Make Road Safe: The Campaign for Global Road Safety


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Chapter Seven
It maybe the conclusion of this e-book, but not awareness on road safety, that will continue to educate experienced and new one, also road users - pedestrians. I lost five distant relatives in one accident and all were young age from 24 to 6yrs old. I myself was encountered with supposed to be a major accident involved more than four vehicles including mine, but luckily I escaped with minor head and right hand injuries. No matter how careful you are on the road, “beware of road surprises” which can really surprise you, and that’s exactly how I end up in the road accident in 2004 at Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai. There are many useful road safety tips that could be included in this e-book, but it kept as simple as possible with right to the points tips. I hope you will share this “Road Safety” tips and guides e-book with your family, friends, working colleagues and even your communities. Never be tired of spreading this awareness as we may save lives and prevent road accidents by doing so. Make sure your vehicle is maintained well with original genuine parts; you may want to save from your budget but as result can cost you a life. When you drive, be polite, gentle, wise and concentrate on the road. Think all vehicles around as your own vehicle, and treat other drivers and passengers as your close friends using the same road. Do not speed, speed kill. Drive home safely, your family waiting for you. Better arrive late than never. And to conclude, please know that: “Safety on Road, Starts with You”. Note: “Tips & guides, Easy Guide to Your Rescue – Seat Belt Saves Life” will be issued separately. When you get a ticket (Fine) for not wearing seat belt, traffic police just reminded you to save your life next time, so remember it’s more than a law, it’s a Life Saver.


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“Good work. HSE (Health, safety & Environment) is everybody's responsibility and you proved it. This presentation is more informative than previous ones and would shed more light on safety while re-fuelling. The form and content are very good. CONGRATULATIONS for your effort.” M.V. “Thanks Hassan for the info. It is very useful for me because every day I have to come across the air port road, which is usually full of trucks and really sometimes, I don't know where to go. Thanks indeed.” A.F. “Mr. Hasan, Short appreciation note for your safety bulletins and weather updates for the past few years. I thought of it as one of the best assets in communication terms…” Y.S “Dear Hassan, First of all I would like to thank you for all the efforts rendered herein, and the interest that you have put us in reading these very informative information, keep it up. Thanks once again!” S.S.

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