BABRADOS ROAD SAFETY ASSOCIATION
We are pleased to have the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) as our road safety partner. The BRSA’s aim is to encourage safer driving behaviour to help reduce the number of people that are killed and injured in vehicular accident. As the leading advocate on road safety in Barbados, the BRSA supports our efforts to promote safer driving habits among motorists by providing car cameras to as many vehicle owners and operators in the island. The goal is to increase overall driver awareness, protection and road safety on the roads of Barbados.
Like the BRSA, we believe that as more drivers become aware of the risky driving habits that they should avoid, a gradual change in their attitude will result in them becoming a safer driver. Our experience with using dashcams has supported our goal of developing a more defensive style of driving which has reduced our risk of getting involved in an accident. Should you be involved in an accident, a dashcam will provide critical video evidence should proof become necessary.
Dashcam Barbados will continue to support the BRSA in promoting road safety education and sensitization programs to help reduce the high number of vehicular accidents and fatalities currently recorded every year in Barbados.
ROAD SAFETY TIPS
Most of the tips may be common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to look over a list such as this periodically.
- Always look left and right before proceeding through an intersection when the light turns green. Amber-light runners expose too many drivers to their risky driving at large traffic light intersections. Red-light runners should stop this kind of risky drivin to avoid the possibility of causing an accident, which may be caught on dashcam.
- Don’t text and drive! Drivers should avoid this practice. Investigations into many car crashes have identified texting as an increasing cause of accidents occuring. You should pull off to a safe location first and text if it is absolutely necessary to send a text at that moment.
- No need for speed. We have all been guilty of driving too fast at some point in our lives, but it is provend that braking earlier than you normally do can help you to gain a few seconds to avoid an accident or to stop in time.
- Assume and anticipate the unexpected. Assuming and anticipating the unexpected comes with experience over time. Your safer driver’s intuition will normally trigger your reaction or adjustment of it based on your desire to be fully aware of your surroundings or possible situations which could change your life in a major way. Your intuitive reaction is correct in most instances. Listen to it!
- Maintain your vehicle regularly. This is to keep you and your loved ones safe, as well as all your other fellow humans who are on the road. There is much to say about vehicle upkeep, but for starters, make sure your brakes work properly and that your tires are in good condition. Also, make sure you properly secure any loads you may be hauling.
- Relax and avoid road anger. If someone cuts you off, let it go. Road rage is not the answer, especially since you do not know what kind of person the other driver may be. Road rage is too confrontational and is can set a very bad example to children who are looking on.