The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean it is safe to drive at that speed irrespective of conditions. Driving at speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions is dangerous. You should always reduce your speed when:
★ The road layout or condition presents hazards, such as bends
★ Sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, particularly children, and motorcyclists
★ Weather conditions make it safer to do so
★ Driving at night as it is more difficult to see other road users.
★ Holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences
★ Riders of motorcycles under 50 cc
★ Horse riders
★ Certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission)
★ Agricultural vehicles
★ Powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.
You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.
You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.
To see and be seen.
Large vehicles can block your view. Your ability to see and to plan ahead will be improved if you pull back to increase your separation distance.
Ease off the accelerator.
It could result in more serious injury.
Stopping is prohibited at certain times.
Overtaking slower traffic.
Signal left before leaving the roundabout.