Tips For Safe Driving

There are some easy ways to be a safe driver. Protect yourself, your passengers, as well as the other vehicles on the road by following these tips. 

  • Keep a check on your driving speed: You need to slow down whenever you approach a school, a hilly area, a rural area, a narrow road, or whenever visibility is poor, such as during rain, fog or wind. High speed and wet road is the perfect recipe for a car accident.
  • Follow traffic rules: Government makes traffic rules with your safety as top priority in their mind. Follow the traffic rules in your state, as they are made to keep you as well as other people on the road safe. Follow the right lanes, maintain distance between vehicles, display proper signals and indications, such as while turning or changing lanes, etc.
  • Wear seat belts: Seat belts can save your life many times. They protect your internal organs during a crash, and also minimize head contacts to prevent neck and head injuries.
  • Follow caution signs: Caution signs are very useful, as they warn you about an accident prone area ahead, so that you can speed down and avoid an accident. Sign boards give you a clue of the road design, so that you can exercise caution and stay prepared for the upcoming turn.
  • Keep your car maintained: You should never compromise on the quality of your car's tires and brakes. Keep your tires properly inflated, change the oils regularly, and adopt an anti-skid break system in your vehicle. Make sure that all lights and lamps of your car are working, and switch on the hazard lamp whenever you park your car on a highway.
  • Avoid drinking and driving: Avoid alcohol and drug use before or during driving. These can slow down your reflexes, reduce your mental alertness, and disrupt accurate judgment. Drugs and alcohol have been one of the major reasons behind a large percentage of road accidents.
  • Don't drive when you are sleepy: This is weird, but a large number of road accidents take place across the globe because the driver was sleepy and took a short nap behind the wheel. Your mental alertness may be disturbed if you are sleepy, and the result may be a serious disaster. If you are driving for a long time and you are feeling sleepy, just pull down your car on the roadside and take a nap of 15-20 minutes. Doing this may refresh your mind and prevent a mishap from taking place.
Following traffic rules, keeping the vehicle maintained, exercising safety features and avoiding sleeping or drug abuse while driving can significantly prevent car accidents. Follow these steps, and stay safe on the road. 

Author Note: Christina C is the owner and author of the blog 'Things that Make People go Aww'. Her blog covers a wide range of topics including parenting, reading, poetry, decorating, cooking, and family.Follow her on Facebook!

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