There are thousands of sales representatives on the road every single day right across Australia, and many companies are relying on their expertise and sales ability to increase their profits, and to make the company more successful. These guys are on the road from the early hours, until late at night, and it is an extremely difficult job. As well as having to keep their wits about them while driving on Australia’s roads, they also have to put their best foot forward when they arrive at the final destination trying to get that new business account.
Negotiating can be a very tiring experience, and after doing this all day, the likelihood of a sales representative being involved in an accident, and having to make some car accident claims, becomes increasingly more likely. If you are one of these sales representatives, that are constantly on the move and you want to avoid such an incident from happening, then the following safety tips may help to keep you safe while you drive.
- Try to stay alert – This is easier said than done, when you are constantly distracted by your company calling you on the car phone, but if you actively pay attention to everything that you’re doing, and everything around you, including the other drivers, then this should help you to stay out of trouble. However, in some instances, it doesn’t matter how hard you try to stay safe, if there is someone out there driving a car that is totally irresponsible.
- Don’t assume – You have probably heard the saying that assuming, makes an ass out of you and me, and on the road, this is very good advice. You need to get out of the habit of thinking that other drivers are competent and they are going to do, what you think they are going to do. In a lot of cases, they don’t, and this ends up causing major car accidents and pileups, on Australia’s roads.
- Put on your seatbelt – This may seem to be common sense, but you would be surprised at the number of times that a sales representative fails to buckle up, because he will be getting out of the car only a few miles further down the road. An accident can happen at any time, and so you are more likely to get injured in an accident, if you’re not wearing a seat belt. You will also get a fine from the local police, that the office will have to pay, and your boss won’t be too happy about that.
These are only a few of the numerous things that you can do keep yourself safe while navigating the roads, and you should always obey the traffic signals, and never try to run the yellow light, just because you’re in a hurry to get your next client. You also need to obey the speed limits that are on the roads, and don’t worry, your business contact will still be there when you arrive, even if you are a little late.