Being able to drive a car is as much of a responsibility as it is a privilege. Every time you get in the front seat of your car, you take responsibility of not just your safety, but also that of the passengers and the people driving beside you.
This is why it is important that you learn as much as you can about road safety and the rules involved.
Learning Road Safety Tips
Our purpose for providing these guidelines is to create an awareness of reckless driving and the consequences involved in it.
According to a report by the US Census, more than 10.8 million road accidents occur every year, 36,000 of which result in deaths. As such, it’s crucial that more people learn about road safety so we can prevent such reckless road accidents from happening.
Tips on Driving
- Calculate duration of travel to your destination.Before going ahead on your journey, calculate the time it would take to get from point A to point B. Speeding is a major reason behind road accidents worldwide. By cutting down on your time, you’ll be able to get to your destination without worrying about any delays.
- Wear prescription lenses when driving. Low visibility, especially at night, can easily lead to collisions. If you require prescription glasses or lenses, wear them when operating a vehicle.
- Don’t allow road rage to get hold of you.Threatening, yelling or cursing is not going to shorten your commute. Be aware of your anger and try to stay calm in stressful situations. You cannot change the fact that you might be a little late. So don’t make the mistake of getting worked up. In short, practice patience.
- Be aware of your surroundings.Drive carefully, for your sake as well as that of others. Allow plenty of space between you and the other vehicles. If the car in front of you suddenly switches lanes, stops or speeds up, you’ll be able to adjust your own commute without getting into trouble.
- Reduce chances ofEating, drinking, talking on the phone, texting or tuning the radio, are all huge distractions that can divert your focus from driving.
Don’t take the chance of doing so while you have your hands on the wheel, since it’s easy to go fast, veer into the other lane or run a red light without noticing. Always make time for these tasks when you’ve stopped at a red light.
- Silence your notifications.Checking out your phone while driving is a tempting option, but a troublesome one. Put your phone on vibrate and take the time driving to instead give yourself a mental break from your day. Stow your phone out of sight, and not on your person.
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