2. "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you
is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
3. - Save Driving, Saves Lives, money, property, and injuries.
- When you drive safely and defensively, you are greatly
reducing the likelihood of causing
injury to yourself and others.
4. - Look Far Ahead:
- Try and see as far ahead on the road as you can.
- Be alert of any oncoming hazards.
- Pay attention to other drivers.
- Plan ahead for the unexpected.
- Be able to control speed.
- Be Prepared to react to other drivers:
- Do not expect the other driver to do what you think he or she should do.
- Respect other users of the roadway.
5. - Be aware of driving in special road and weather conditions:
- Know the weather conditions beforehand.
- Adjust driving behavior to correlate with weather.
- Be alert and avoid distractions, e.g., cell phone use, eating:
- Take care of texting people before operating the vehicle
- Take a few minutes to eat in your car prior to returning to
6. - Don’t drive impaired:
- Do not take prescription medicine that could possibly impair your driving.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Don’t speed:
- Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents.
- Reduce speed and stay within the speed limit.
- Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Plan time for potential traffic emergencies you could encounter on your route.
TOP SAFE DRIVING TIPS
7. - Wear your seat belt:
- Wearing a seatbelt can greatly reduce injuries in the event of a crash.
- Ensure your passengers have their seatbelts on in your vehicle.
- Do not follow too closely:
- Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you.
- Make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad.
- Keep Your Vehicle Safe:
- Make sure your vehicle is registered, inspected, and insured.
- Make sure there are no obstructions of your visibility.
TOP SAFE DRIVING TIPS
8. - Get your vision checked regularly,
- Some drivers may be able to read street signs clearly
during the day but the cover of darkness may hinder your
- Try anti-glare lenses,
- If you wear glasses, this can reduce strain from exterior lights.
- Keep headlights clean and bright,
- Dim bulbs or cloudy covers can reduce visibility.
9. - Avert your eyes from oncoming traffic,
- This will prevent the temporary blindness that comes from your eyes
trying to adjust to the bright lights.
- Keep your windshield clean,
- Sometimes dust can accumulate on the inside of your windshield
that you may not notice during the day. This dust can catch the
light from oncoming cars' headlights and make it difficult for you to see.
- Dim the lights on your dash,
- Bright interior lights can hinder your visibility of things outside your vehicle.
10. - Stay calm by listening to a favorite sound.
- Reduce your speed.
- Don't tailgate.
- Stay alert and drive use defensive driving techniques.
- Avoid using your phone or other distracting behavior.
DURING RUSH HOUR
11. - Putting on soothing music that you like.
- Get into the mentality that you are sharing the road, and
- Keep a good amount of space between yourself and other
- Refrain from making prolonged eye contact or obscene
gestures at other drivers.
PREVENTING ROAD RAGE