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					                                                              Think. Never DrINK                                            Think. Never DrIve UNDer                                    Think BeFOre YOU DrIve
                                                              AND DrIve                                                     The INFLUeNCe OF DrUgs                                      Think Before You Drive is a global road safety initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                        of the FIA Foundation, Bridgestone Corporation and
                                                                                                                                                                                        motoring clubs worldwide.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The campaign promotes simple road safety
                                                                                                                                                                                        messages:
                                                                                                                                                                                        > highlighting actions that take a few seconds but
                                                                                                                                                                                          could save your life;
                                                                                                                                                                                        > identifying the main risk factors that can result in
                                                                                                                                                                                          serious or fatal crashes.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Follow the advice of our road safety expert, a crash
            DrIve                                                                                                                                                                       test dummy who regularly experiences the crashes
                                                               O Drinking and driving kills.                                 O Driving under the influence of drugs can kill.           we hope you never have...
                                                               O Do not drink if you plan to drive.                          O Many medicinal drugs cause drowsiness or other
                                                                                                                               side effects. Always read the medical advice on          o Think. ALwAYs Use A ChILD seAT
            YOU                                                O Never get into a vehicle with a driver who has been
                                                                 drinking.
                                                                                                                               the bottle or packet, or consult your doctor, before
                                                                                                                               driving.
                                                                                                                                                                                        o Think. ALwAYs weAr A seAT BeLT
                                                                                                                                                                                        o Think. ADjUsT YOUr heAD resTrAINT
                                                               O Alcohol leads to slower reaction times, difficulty in       O Other side effects from medicinal drugs include loss
            BeFOre                                               gauging speed and distance, drowsiness and loss                                                                        o Think. CheCK YOUr TYre CONDITION
                                                                                                                               of concentration, slower reaction times, difficulty in
                                                                 of concentration.
                                                                                                                               gauging distance and speed.
                                                                                                                                                                                        so remember, Think Before You Drive
                                                               O Late night drinkers may still be over the limit the         O Anaesthetic from day surgery can also affect driving.    More information can be found at
                                                                 following morning.
            Think                                                                                                              Always arrange to be collected from hospital.            www.thinkbeforeyoudrive.com
                                                                                                                             O Drugs such as cannabis, heroin, ecstasy and
                                                                                                                               cocaine also seriously affect driving.




  Think BeFOre YOU DrIve                                      Think. Never Use A hAND heLD                                  Think. wATCh YOUr speeD                                     CheCK YOUr TYre TreAD
  Think Before You Drive is a global road safety initiative   MOBILe phONe whILe DrIvINg                                                                                                DepTh regULArLY.
  of the FIA Foundation, Bridgestone Corporation and                                                                                                                                    place the attached tread depth key tag into the tyre
  motoring clubs worldwide.                                                                                                                                                             tread, testing several places around the tyre.
  More information is available at the following sites:
  www.thinkbeforeyoudrive.com
  www.fiafoundation.com
  www.bridgestone.com.au




                                                               O Talking on a mobile phone while driving is dangerous.       O excessive speed is a major cause or road crashes.
                                                                                                                               Do not exceed the legal speed limit.
                                                               O Using a mobile phone while driving can affect your
                                                                 ability to gauge distances, keep lane discipline and        O Adjust your speed to suit the road, traffic and
                                                                 keep to an appropriate speed.                                 weather conditions.
                                                               O If possible, switch off your mobile phone while driving.    O Driving too close to the car in front, even below the
                                                                                                                               speed limit, is dangerous.
                                                               O Only use a hands free mobile phone if you must
                                                                 receive calls while driving. Keep conversations short,      O Always drive at a speed that will allow you to stop
                                                                 never argue and pull over and stop the car if possible.       well within the distance you can see to be clear.
                                                               O Never compose or read text messages when driving.           O reduce your speed when sharing the road with
                                                                                                                               pedestrians and cyclists, particularly children, and
                                                                                                                               motorcyclists.
  Bridgestone Australia Ltd.
  A.B.N. 65 007 516 841
  196 greenhill road eastwood
  south Australia 5063




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          o Think. ALwAYs Use A ChILD seAT                                                                                o Think. ALwAYs Use YOUr seAT BeLT




     O A crash at just 8kph can kill an unrestrained child.      O Child seats save lives.                                O without a seat belt you will hit the windscreen,        O seat belts save lives. Always ensure your
                                                                                                                            dashboard and steering wheel in a crash.                  passengers are belted up.
     O Never travel with a child on you lap or in your arms      O Use a suitable restraint for the size and weight of
       - in a crash, your child’s weight effectively increases     your child.                                            O Unrestrained car occupants place themselves at          O A seat belt improves your chances of surviving a
       by up to 20 times making him impossible to hold.                                                                     risk of injury or death in a crash.                       crash by up to 60%.
                                                                 O 90% of injuries could be avoided if child restraints
     O Never place a rear-facing seat on a front passenger         are used correctly - follow fitting instructions       O Unrestrained rear seat passengers are three times       O Buckle up for every trip, however short.
       seat equipped with an airbag.                               carefully.                                               as likely to suffer death or serious injury as belted
                                                                                                                            passengers.




  o Think. ADjUsT YOUr heAD resTrAINT                                                                                     o Think. CheCK YOUr TYre CONDITION




     O whiplash injuries are the most common type of             O To help prevent whiplash injuries you should           O worn tyres cause reduced performance. It takes          O You should inspect your tyres at least once a
       injury to car occupants.                                    always adjust your head restraint when you get in        longer to brake on a wet road surface when tyres          month. The correct pressure information can usually
                                                                   the car.                                                 are worn, and there is more risk of skidding.             be found on the edge of the driver’s side door.
     O whiplash injuries can be very painful and
       sometimes result in symptoms lasting years after          O To be effective, a head restraint must be as close     O Under inflated tyres reduce your control of the         O Check your tyres for signs of damage or cracks.
       a crash.                                                    to the back of your head as possible and the top         vehicle, increase braking distances and wear out          even a small tear should be checked by a tyre
                                                                   of the restraint should be level with the top of the     your tyres more rapidly.                                  technician.
     O even mild symptoms, headaches, muscle                       head or at least no lower than eye level.
       stiffness and dizziness can last for months.                                                                       O Over-inflated tyres reduce grip, reduce stability in    O All tyres have tread wear indicators. These
                                                                 O Different makes and models of car offer varying          braking and lead to poor handling.                        indicators appear in the main grooves when the
                                                                   levels or head restraint protection.                                                                               tread has worn down to 1.6mm, showing the tyre
                                                                                                                                                                                      needs to be replaced.




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