Keep calm and drive on

We look at ways to be safer drivers

The 15th to 22nd of May is National Road Safety Week. The SG Fleet group is a proud sponsor, check out their website to get onboard with their daily reminders.

We look at the key focus points, with suggestions of ways that you can get involved as well as the importance of ditching distracted driving behaviours.

The Road to Zero

We encourage you to take the pledge with us.

Road Safety Week

How safe is my car?

Make safety a thought when choosing a car – you can refer to sites such as ANCAP for safety ratings. Also, it’s your responsibility to ensure your car is up to date with services to ensure brakes are working well and tyres have a safe amount of tread.

Safety technology in cars is increasing with items such as blind-spot monitoring, Autonomous anti-collision warning, lane-departure assist, and rear collision warning – just to name a few features that are aiming to make our roads safer.

Safety feature-full
Kia Seltos S MY22
Kia Seltos S MY22
Auto SUV Petrol FWD

Indicative cost $194^ weekly

Stylish as well as safe.
Packed with Driver Attention Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, impact sensing auto door unlocking.

Hyundai i30 PD.V4 N Line MY22
Hyundai i30 PD.V4 N Line MY22
Auto Hatch Petrol FWD

Indicative cost $199^ weekly

Big things come in small packages.
Just to name a few forward collision warning, Blind spot review monitor, Lane Following Assist.

It’s time to ditch distracting driving habits

Get home safe & share the road

Did you know how far you can travel in just 2 seconds?

Looking away for the blink of an eye can have you many metres down the road.1

Road Speed

Did you know?
• Every 96 seconds (45% of the time), drivers are being distracted by another factor other than driving.2
• Distracted driving accounts for 1 in 10 road fatalities and is one of the lead causes of accidents, and at least 14% of all crashes.3
• Did you know that drivers using a phone, are four times more likely to be involved in a crash?
• A recent survey conducted has found that phones aren’t the only causes of accidents, but also other major distractions such as eating and drinking hot food and drinks, being distracted by passengers or pets, driving while being upset or tired as well as zoning out.4

Take care on country roads

Two-thirds of all fatalities occur on country roads, a reminder to slow down, be alert and drive to the conditions.

Did you know that 70% of fatal crashes on country roads involve local residents?5

To our regional drivers, a message not to be complacent as there is a misconception that they are less likely to be involved in an accident than city drivers or visitors.

Safety checklist
Top tips to stay focused and to avoid driver distraction:6
Speak up
As a driver - let your passengers know when their behaviour is distracting you. As a passenger, support the driver by speaking up when other passengers become distracting.
As a passenger - help the driver out by watching the road and managing other distractions in the car.
Take a break
Remember to stop every 2 hours. Make it a habit not to eat or drink while you’re driving, to give yourself a break.
Prepare before getting behind the wheel
Ensure you are in your ultimate driving position - make any adjustments to your seat, and mirrors before you start driving.
Create a playlist and start the music before your start driving, with songs that affect your mood and concentration positively. Set your GPS before you take off to avoid any further potential distractions.
Say NO to your phone
Turn on “Do Not Disturb Mode” while driving or even turn it off. Other suggestions are to put it in the boot or back seat, to avoid all potential temptations of touching it whilst you are driving. The same applies to smartwatches!

Time to upgrade to a safer car?



This article provides general information only about the vehicles, it should not be relied upon. SG Fleet Group is not the supplier or manufacturer of any of the vehicles and does not take any responsibility for the vehicles or the information about the vehicles contained in this article. You should make your own independent assessment of the vehicle and other sources of information (including the websites of the vehicle distributor/manufacturer).