Why you should avoid hard cornering when on the road


Hard cornering – that is, turning sharply and taking corners at high speed while driving – can obviously be dangerous, but it can also damage your vehicle and lead to unnecessary costs.

By taking corners more carefully, you can save yourself money and make our roads safer – talk about a twofer!

What to do

  • Maintain smooth and steady lines through the turn, instead of trying to accelerate as quickly as possible.
  • Brake earlier and more gradually when approaching the turn so you can enter at a more manageable speed.
  • Be aware of the weather and your surroundings. You may need to slow down earlier if the weather is sub-par, especially if the roads are wet and slippery!

How you could save money

Taking corners at high speeds will wear on your wallet – especially if you do it a lot. By avoiding hard cornering, you’ll reduce the wear and tear on your tyres. This will extend their lifespan and save you money. This goes for the other suspension components in your car, too!

How you could lower emissions

Hard cornering can increase your vehicle’s fuel use. This is because your engine needs to work harder to maintain traction and stay on course, instead of following the laws of physics and skidding past the turn due to centrifugal force.

By driving more efficiently, and developing those good driving habits, you can improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and save money on petrol, while also reducing emissions and contributing to a cleaner environment. Every little bit counts!

How you could make our roads safer

One of the biggest benefits of avoiding hard cornering is improved safety. Not just for the driver, either – for pedestrians, cyclists, and anyone else who shares our roads. This is both because there’s less risk of losing control, and better awareness when entering a road that may have someone halfway through crossing it.

How AAMI Driver Rewards can help

AAMI Driver Rewards can help you track and develop your driving habits.

You only need to do a few things:

  • Log in to the AAMI App.
  • Tap on ‘Driver’ to see your rating and any categories where you might be able to improve.
  • Keep an eye out for any special offers that may pop up in the future!

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