Many drivers drive without taking necessary precautions and adhering to the road safety rules. Accidents are caused mostly by the driver’s carelessness while driving on the road. To reduce accidents and save lives here are road safety tips every driver should know about.
1. Stay Alert –
As a driver it is necessary to actively pay attention to your surrounding environment and actions as well as those of the drivers around you when you are driving.
2. Avoid Assumptions –
It’s important for you not to make assumptions of what the other driver is supposed to do and take the necessary caution.
3. Use Turn Signals –
Always use your trafficator when switching lanes or changing routes. Do not make sudden stops or lane changes
4. Buckle Up –
Though most drivers neglect wearing of seat belts, It is essential for you to wear your seat belt while driving. Aside being fined for not wearing a seatbelt, you could get injured in a case of auto crash.
5. Follow Traffic Signals –
obey traffic rules. When you see the stop sign or light, it’s important for you to stop
6. Respect Yellow Lights –
Remember that the intent of a yellow light is to notify drivers to slow down and prepare to stop. A yellow traffic signal should not be viewed as a sign to step on the gas to rush through an intersection before the light turns red.
7. Do Not Text and Drive –
The use of cellphones while driving has caused a lot of road accidents. Thus It is never acceptable to send text messages when driving
8. Obey Speed Limits –
Do not overspeed and exercise patience when driving. Adhere to the mapped out speed limits when driving. Speed limits are mapped out to ensure optimum safety
9. Make Adjustments for Weather-
Drive with extra caution when the weather is less favorable for driving such as rainy, snowy, or foggy conditions.
10. Never Drive Under the Influence –
Do not drive when you are drunk or on prescription drugs.
11. Respect Stopped Vehicles –
When passing vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road, move over to get out of the way if the way is clear for you to change lanes. If changing lanes is not possible, slow down while passing stopped vehicles.
12. Use Headlights When Needed –
Headlights aren’t just necessary at night it’s also essential when you are driving in the rain or fog.
13. Proper Vehicle Maintenance –
Carryout proper maintenance check on your vehicle before hitting the road. Ensure that your automobile stays in good working condition. This includes keeping fluids topped off, performing schedule engine maintenance, making certain tires have plenty of air, and ensuring that the vehicle’s exterior lights are functional at all times.
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