Whether you’ve just passed your driving test or you’ve been driving for years you should always aim to be a safe and responsible driver.
Roughly two-thirds of people aged 17+ hold a full driving licence and there are in excess of 2 million licensed vehicles on Scotland's roads. Driving is an every day activity for many in the population.
It is not without its risks however and this section provides advice and guidance for being a safe and responsible driver.
Make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the road before you set off.
Now you’ve passed your test, learn to stay safe on the roads.
Know your speed limits and stopping distances to avoid accidents.
Any amount of alcohol or drug-taking, however small, will impair driving ability. Understand more about the effects and consequences.
Seatbelts and child restraints save lives and reduce the severity of injuries in cars.
Country roads are not as safe as you think. Find out more about the dangers that lie there.