Jensen on driving safely

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Jensen on driving safely

As the 2009 Formula 1 world championship closes Jenson Button finishes at the top of the leader board and in an interview with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) the 2009 world champion talks about the issues that gave him greatest cause for concern on the public roads.

Jenson said:

"People always go on about speed as being a big cause of accidents. But the big thing I notice on the roads is that people are just not aware of their surroundings."

"I am always aware. I am sure that comes from F1 - I am always aware of people to the left and to the right, and where they are moving around. People do need to be aware of what is going on around them."

Jenson described himself as a "pretty good" road driver but "the worst passenger ever - a terrible back-seat driver!" He also revealed that he failed his first driving test because of a 'dangerous manoeuvre', but was successful on his second attempt.

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