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Posted on 03/08/2017 by

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Festivals and Driving

Drive safely is the message to thousands of people from across the UK due to arrive in Staffordshire and Chelmsford for the upcoming V Festival.

Festival goers have been given a ”flowery” check list to help them have a hassle free journey by the TTC Group, the UK’s leading road safety and driver education organisation.

Drivers are advised to pre-plan their trip to Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, on August 19 and 20 with a road map or satnav and to check  social media or traffic apps for traffic delays before setting off.

FLOWERY is the festival word to remember to check Fuel, Lights, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber tyres and that You are fit to drive, say the TTC Group.

Avoid distractions by switching off your mobile phone during the trip, wear your seatbelt and keep your distance from the vehicle ahead.

Ensure you are fit to drive by having enough sleep and don’t drink or drug drive.

One unit of alcohol takes about an hour to leave the body – with one in six motorists caught out the morning after drinking alcohol – especially important to remember if you are returning to work and driving early the next morning.

More than one in five young people have admitted drug driving and 18 per cent of people killed in road crashes have traces of drugs on them.

At the festival site, remember not to leave valuables in the car which alert thieves. Tie a flag to the car to help find it later in the crowded car park.

The TTC Group educates more than 300,000 drivers every year including convicted drink drivers, speeding drivers and minor motoring offenders.  They are also dedicated to delivering work-related road safety via TTC DriverProtect –  TTC’s end-to-end  fleet driver risk management and driver training service –  for businesses and organisations of all sizes.

Call 0330 024 1806, visit  www.ttc-uk.com for more information.