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Plan the trip by the safest route to avoid unforeseen events. The DGT has several channels such as the DGT free app, the twitter accounts @informacionDGT and @DGTes and radio broadcasts, alerting the real time traffic situation and any incidents that may exist.
Check the vehicle. Good maintenance improves road safety. If your vehicle is not in the best condition, opt for another means of transport. In the last year 4% of vehicles involved in an accident did not have an ITV in order.
Respect the speed established in each road and maintain the safety distance with the vehicle in front
Take breaks every two hours; fatigue and sleep are deadly when driving.
All occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat belt. If children are less than 135cm tall, they must sit in the rear seats with their corresponding child restraint system.
On conventional roads, take into account the increase in number of bicycles and pedestrians during summer that cross roads that connect nearby towns.
Adapt your driving to the characteristics of the road (changes of gradients, curves, narrow roadways etc)
If you are a bicycle user, remember that in addition to wearing a helmet, you have to ride with lights and reflective garments at night and must have a bell.
In the case of pedestrians, if you walk on roads out of town, remember that you should do so on the left, facing oncoming traffic and if it is at night or in meteorological or environmental conditions that significantly reduce visibility you should wear a high visibility vest or other reflective garment.
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