Road Accidents are among the leading causes of death in the world today. Many people have become disabled through accidents. However, we can curb road accidents the application of these 10 safe driving tips:
Do not drive under influence of drugs.
Drugs such as alcohol impair your judgment on the road. You may make uninformed decisions like driving on the wrong side of the road. This may instantly result in an accident. When taking alcohol, it is advised to leave your car behind and use public means or look for a sober driver.
Never over speed.
In most states and countries, there are road signs showing you the speed limit in certain segments of the road. Respect this speed limits, they are out there with a purpose that if ignored may endanger your life. In most countries, the speed limit is set at 80km/h.To support this, most governments have gone ahead to install speed governors in cars for any reckless drivers.
Use your Seat Belt always.
The seat belt is one of the most crucial equipment in your car, ensure you use it every time. Also, be strict on its usage to your passengers. Using the seat belt makes sure you are not hurt badly in case of an accident. It holds you firmly to your seat.
Be cautious during bad weather.
Mist, fog, and rain are some of the weather conditions that require you to take precautions. In the case of the three weather conditions, always use the windscreen wiper, turn on the fog lights and turn on the AC if necessary, these measures help you be visible and also see other motorists clearly.
Always take your car to a service bay regularly, this is to make sure issues such as loose breaks, brake fluid, wheel alignment and tire balance among many other issues are well checked. Not maintaining your car condition may lead to an emergency that may result in accidents.
Keep off any distractions.
Many people especially men fall into temptations of looking back to see beautiful women, attractive billboards and sexy images. To be safe, always avoid such things. If you must look at them, please park your car safely.
Especially in traffic jams, always maintain a safe distance from your car to the other. This helps you read carefully the other motorist. In case they encounter an emergency and their car stop, you will have time to slow down your car.
Always be keen on road signs.
Road signs are set up for very crucial purposes. Some road signs are there to limit your speed, warn you of bends, warn you of huge road bumps, warn you of any accident or warn you of any pedestrian or animal crossing. Being keen on the road signs will prevent you from being caught in unexpected situations.
Always take refresher car courses if you haven’t been on the road for long.
Always register for refresher courses to remind yourself of some basic car driving to make sure you do not make any mistake while on the road.
Avoid night travels.
If possible, always avoid night travels. Not having a clear vision of the road is very dangerous. When you get an emergency at night, it is also difficult to get any help. If you don’t trust your sight, keep off night travels.