Your tyres can often be an incredibly significant factor in making sure that your car is safe when you're driving. However, the issue is that it's often very difficult for the average driver to notice when their tyres have started to become unsafe. On test is to use a 20p coin and insert it into the tread of your tyre. If the outer band of the coin is covered up, then your tyres are above the legal limit, and if it is below, then they likely need to be replaced.
Let's face it; there are few more significant dangers when you're out on the road than other people. Even if you're the safest driver in the world, there will always be people out there who are more than willing to put themselves and other people at risk. The best way to avoid these kinds of drivers is to adopt a "defensive" style of driving. Defensive driving is all about being as aware of your environment as possible and being able to predict hazards that might come along. There are plenty of places where you can learn defensive driving, and it can make you and any passengers far safer.
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