Do you always practice these safe driving habits?

Where Can I Find the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.

The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car's registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4). See the image below:

Look for the VIN in these other locations:

  • Insurance card/Insurance policy
  • Vehicle title and registration certificate

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18 Feb 16

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Whether you've recently bought a second-hand car to drive or you've been driving for years, it's easy to fall into certain habits that may affect the safety of other drivers and pedestrians on the road.

Driving should always be an active activity, where you're constantly aware and on the alert about everyone else you share the road with.

Here are a few reminders and some tips for safer driving practices.

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Indication is crucial. As it's a form of communication between drivers, you should be indicating well in advance. As a general rule, turn on your blinker at least three seconds before you make any manoeuvre, whether changing lanes, pulling out or turning. If it's a turn you make, then indicate!

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Hand-in-hand with indication is checking your blind-spot. This involves physically turning around and craning your neck to make sure you check the way is clear, rather than just relying on the limited vision of your mirrors. Think lights, camera, action - first use your blinker, see if your path is clear and then take action and turn.

Keep these tips mind for safer driving this season.

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