The new year is right around the corner, which means it’s time for new resolutions. Driving is an everyday task most people do, but don’t think about when creating their resolutions. A great way to start the new year off is to incorporate these safe driving tips, every time you get into your vehicle to help keep yourself safe, and everyone around you.
Safe Driving Tips to Incorporate This Coming Year
Follow the Law
Obeying traffic laws and signals can help prevent accidents and keep you and other drivers safe. Make sure you always follow the rules of the road, which include following the speed limit, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and yielding to pedestrians and other vehicles as needed. Speeding puts you and the cars around you in danger and at a higher risk of having an accident. Make sure you are also using your turn signals to let other drivers know where you are going. This can help prevent accidents and improve overall traffic flow.
Something as simple as buckling a seatbelt can save your life if you are in an accident. Make it a habit to not turn the key until everyone in the vehicle is buckled up. In most states, it is the law that you must have a seatbelt on at all times when a vehicle is moving.
Always keep your attention on driving and do not try to multitask. Things such as phones and loud music can distract you and decrease your reaction time, which can lead to dangerous accidents.
Aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, speeding and lane changes, can increase the risk of accidents. Stay calm and avoid these behaviors while on the road and always be aware of what is always going on around you. Assume that something will happen with another vehicle and be prepared so that you can avoid it.
Maintain Your Vehicle
Make sure your vehicle is safe to drive before you take it on roadways. Regularly maintaining your vehicle is essential for ensuring it is safe to drive. Make sure to check your tires, brakes and other important components regularly. Keep your car well-maintained, and if you notice any issues, get them fixed as soon as possible. This can help prevent breakdowns and other issues that can lead to accidents.
These five safety tips are great New Year’s resolutions to work on all year long to keep you, and the people on the road around you, safe.
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