How many of these safe driving habits can you adopt on your daily commute this summer?
In today’s fast paced world, we sometimes find ourselves in a hurry, distracted or multitasking on the road while driving. Our everyday lives consist of driving from point A to point B. One thing we can do is take care of each other on the road by adopting the following safe driving habits.
First, the most important thing to do is maintain your vehicle. Before you turn on your vehicle, quickly check the fluid levels and walk around your vehicle to make sure there are not any sharp objects puncturing the tires. The last thing anyone wants to experience on a hot summer day is having to pull over on a busy road to wait for a tow truck.
Also, maintain a safe driving distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Adopt safe following distance of 3-5 seconds to identify risks on the road with the current traffic conditions. In addition to safe driving distance, be mindful of the speed limit and maintain the speed limit or drive at a speed that is reasonable for weather, visibility, and traffic conditions on the road.
Furthermore, always before shifting lanes check your blind spot and once the lane is clear switch on the turn signal. The purpose of the turn signal is to signal to other drivers your intent of shifting lanes.
Lastly, when approaching a stop sign make sure you stop, look left, right, and left again for any vehicles or pedestrians before deciding to go.
See how many of these safe driving habits you can adopt this summer. Remember we all want to arrive to every destination safely and you can continue to be a positive role model for your passengers and other drivers on the road.
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