Safety of driving 225 persons did died traffic accidents in Finland in 2017. 1970 we did have more than 1000 dead in a year. Most accident are caused when driver does mistakes and not concentrating for driving. Typically most dangerous time is sumemr and especially summer weekends.
Fasten the seat belt
Cars today do have many Active safety devices that prevent accidents. For example blind spot warning, lane assist and automatic emergency brake are good help to prevent accident. But still we need Passive safety devices as airbags and seat belts. You must use seat belt always when you are in car. Also you must use seat belt on back seat of car. Children that are under 135cm tall need to have safety seat or booster seat.
When you drive on the road keep min. 3 - 4 second safety distance to car in front. So if driving speed is 80km/h good safety distance is about 80 meters. Driver have to be able to stop his car in all situations. You must select suitable situation speed for driving.
Here you can test stopping distance in different grip and speeds:
If you slow down your speed from 80km/h to 60km/h, braking distance almost drop down to half.
When you drive... Remember to concentrate driving when you drive. You canīt use mobile phone or tablet when you are driving. Normal reaction time is about 1 second but if you are using your phone your reaction time might be many times longer.
Almost all cars today have a touch screen, that you connect your phone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto system. Even thoug use of the phone is allowed with HF / touch screen system, concentrate to driving situations.
Alcohol Drinking and driving is not allowed. Even little bit alcohol might cause dangerous situations. If you Alcohol limit in is over 0,05%, you are quilty drive intoxicated. You will get fines and you will lost your driving license for certain time.
Driver's condition and tiredness Driver is always responsible of his own driving condition. Never drive if you feel tired and don't drive long distances with out pauses. It is good to stop every 2 hours.
If you need to use medicines ask from pharmacist or doctor if medicine affect to your driving condition. Red triangle in medicine box is not automatically prohibited in traffic.
Elk animals Most elk animal accidents happens in autumn at dusk and dawn. Also beginning of summer is dangerous time. Watch around and don't overspeed on roads where there is warning sign of Elk animals (moose, deer or reindeer). If you hit an animal call 112.
112 -application Here you can load 112 application to your phone.