Driving a Vehicle is easier said then done, especially in over populated cities and new inexperienced Drivers find it more challenging. Here we have put forth some tips that would help you in Safeand Secure Driving.
Basic Driving Tips
Always wear your seat belt and make sure all passengers buckle up, too.
- Adjust your car’s headrestto a height behind your head-on your neck to minimize whiplash in case you’re in an accident.
- Never try to fit more people in the car than you have seat beltsfor them to use.
- Obey the speed limits, Going too fast gives you less time to stop or react. Excess speed is one of the main causes of teenage accidents.
- Don’t run red lights.
- Use turn signals to indicate your intention to turn or to change lanes. Turn it on to give the cars behind you enough time to react
- before you take the action. Also, make sure the signalsturns off after you’ve completed the action.
- When light turns green, make sure intersection clears before you go
- Don’t drive like you own the road; drive like you own the car.
- Make sure your windshieldis clean. At sun rise and sun set, light reflecting off your dirty windshield can momentarily blind you from seeing what’s going on.
- Don’t blast the radio. You might miss hearing a siren or a horn that could warn you of possible trouble.
- Make sure your garage door is completely open before backing out of it.
- Drive into your garage straight, not on an angle.
- Make sure your car has gas in it. Don’t ride around with the gauge on empty who knows where you might get stranded.
- Don’t drink and drive, and don’t ride with anyone who has been drinking. Call parents or friends to take you home if you need a ride.
Don’t talkon the car phone, put on make-up, comb your hair, or eat while driving. People who talk on car phones while driving are four times more likely to have an accident. If you need to make a call, pull off the road to a safe spot and park.
Tips On Driving In Bad Weather
Turn your headlights on anytime you need to turn your windshield wipers on in rain, fog, sleet, freezing rain, or snow. It will help your visibility and also help other drivers see you.
- In winter, keep an ice scraper with a brush in your car in case it snows or sleets. Also check that you have wiper fluid/deicer in your car. If it gets messy while you are out, these will come in handy.
- Double the space you normally leave between you and the next car. You’ll need more space to stop on slick roads.
- Make sure your exhaust tail pipe is clear if you’ve had to dig your car out of snow or ice or if you’ve backed into a snow bank. If your tail pipe is blocked you could get sick or die from carbon monoxide poisoning.