No one likes accidents and car crashes. When you’re behind the wheel of a car, safety should always be your top concern. Here are some safe driving tips that you should practice every time you’re on the road to keep you safe.
1. Don’t ever run the red lights
Of course, red lights are one of the worst nuisances on your drive. Besides slowing you down, they both waste gas and your time waiting at the zebra crossing. But it’s also not a good idea to run the red light. You will likely to get a traffic ticket and risk the safety of yourself and other road users. So don’t try to run the red lights and feel comfortable waiting calmly till the lights turn green.
Don’t try to run the red lights and feel comfortable waiting calmly till the lights turn green
2. Take extra care when driving near large, heavy vehicles
It’s better to give large and heavy vehicles plenty of space. They may use more than one lane when turning left or right and also cannot stop immediately in urgent situations. 3 things you should keep in mind to avoid accidents if you approach an on-coming heavy vehicle you on the road:
- Be careful and drive slowly.
- Keep to the right of the center line.
- Do not overtake a turning heavy vehicle as they may use more than one lane when turning left or right.
Do not overtake a turning heavy vehicle as they may use more than one lane when turning left or right
3. Create a safety zone with the vehicles in front
Do not follow too closely to the vehicle ahead. To ensure that you have created a safety zone with them, follow the 3-second rule or you just have to check if you can see the bottom of the front car’s wheels. Safety zone on slippery roads should be at least 8 seconds. In addition, you should not only notice the vehicle ahead but also beware of what happening ahead from far distance. This allows you to react properly to the current traffic situation.
Create a safety zone with the vehicles in front
Don’t drive too fast even if you’re in a hurry. Driving fast will increase your risks of having an accident or kill other people.
4. Don’t drive if you’re not feeling well
Driving safely also means you should not drive when you’re feeling unwell, drunk or suffer from another disability. Leave your car at home and take a taxi instead or a bus for a cheaper option. This helps protect yourself and even other road users from driving crashes and other accidents.
You should not drive when you’re drunk
5. Road rage causes fatal accidents
Road rage is aggressive driving and it’s more dangerous when it escalates. When someone is driving with road rage, he always tries to anger others so if you don’t want to make him angrier, you should avoid making eye contact with him and focus on driving safely and cautiously.
Road rage may cause fatal accidents