Everyone likes to think that they are a good driver. However, there’s always room for improvement. It’s easy to form bad habits. If you’d like to stay safe on the road and prevent a collision, try to develop these good driving habits.
- The phone is off limits – Using your phone to text or talk while driving is, unfortunately, a common bad habit. It leads to many avoidable accidents each year. Studies shows that texting and driving can cause fatal collisions that could have been prevented. Don’t text and drive.
- The speed limit must be adhered to – Speed limits are set in place because plenty of research & data has been gathered to support the speed limits. This data shows that a driver would be able to avoid a dangerous situation if they drive at or below the speed limit. If you drive over the speed limit, you will have a much tougher time avoiding a dangerous situation.
- Your headlights must only be on if necessary – You must only use your car’s headlights if visibility is poor. Situations such as when it rains, between sunset and sunrise and when visibility isn’t clear in front of you demand that you use your headlights.
- Don’t drink and drive – It’s very irresponsible to get behind the wheel after a couple of drinks. It’s also really selfish to drink and drive because you’re risking innocent people’s lives not just yours. Do not drink & drive.
There are plenty of other healthy driving habits. However, these are the most important ones. Make a conscious effort to follow them; you can prevent an accident.