The Fatal 5

The Fatal 5 (speeding, mobile phone distraction, drink driving, fatigue and not wearing a seatbelt) also contributed to over one third of serious crashes* where people were seriously injured or lost their life, from 2014 to 2018.

So, let’s kick those bad driving habits, and make our roads a safer place for everyone.

If you’re not sure how to measure this distance,
try this method:

Pick a mark on the road or an object close to the left-hand side of the road, such as a power or light pole.

When the rear of the vehicle ahead passes the object, count ‘1 thousand 1, 1 thousand 2’ (this takes about 2 seconds).

If the front of your vehicle passes the object before you finish counting, you are too close, so drop back.

Road rules for everyday driving

For more information on safe driving and the road rules, visit, where you can test yourself with a road rules refresher quiz.

*Serious crashes are crashes that result in a fatality or hospitalisation.