Car checks overlooked
MORE than two thirds of Perth drivers are risking the safety of themselves and others by failing to perform basic car checks prior to road trips.
A recent survey of 1000 drivers found 66 per cent of people do not check their tyre tread depth before setting off on a road trip.
Eighty per cent of drivers do not check their car’s oil lev- els are sufficient and 68 per cent of respondents do not check their brakes are working properly.
With one in five expected to make a long trip over Christmas, Driver Safety Australia’s Russell White said the checks were necessary, even if the vehicle passed its regular service.
“It’s essential to ensure that the car is in full working order before setting off on any long journey and even more critical at a time when the roads will be chock-a-block,” he said. “Even basic checks could save you in the event of a crash.”
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Driver Safety Australia’s Russell White said vehicle checks are necessary before long trips.