Tips And Tricks For Staying Safe On The Road In 2015

Posted by EmilyGeorgie about 2 years ago
Like it or not, today’s roads are much more dangerous than they were in the past. That is because there are far more motorists than ever before, all trying to reach their destinations in the fastest time possible. For that reason, it’s important that we all try to take precautions when engaging in our daily commutes. Most of what you’re about to read should come down to common sense. However, there is no harm in going over everything one more time to jog your memory. If it has been more than five years since you passed your test, you will have almost certainly slipped into lots of bad habits. Now is the time to stamp them out and become a good driver once more. 

Always indicate early

Early indication is one of the main dos and don'ts of motorway driving. You need to give other motorists lots of time to react when you plan to slow down and make a turn. Failure to do that could result in a bad accident, and nobody wants that. Unless there are special circumstances, you should aim to indicate around one hundred meters before you plan to turn. That distance should be shorter if there are other turnings in the way. 

Try to keep your cool 

As you can see from the image we’ve attached to this post, many people suffer from what is known as road rage. Getting stressed out and angry when you’re driving can serve as a distraction, and that could lead to negative consequences. If you feel a little hot under the collar, you should pull over at a suitable rest area and take five minutes out to cool down. Calling a friend or family member can help to make that happen more quickly. 

Never drink alcohol 

Depending on where you live in the world, there will be different laws concerning the amount of alcohol a driver can drink before getting behind the wheel. Even so, the best tactic is to avoid it altogether. If you are unlucky enough to get caught driving when you’re over the limit, you’re going to need some legal representation. Whether you’re looking for a London, New York or Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, you’ll find all the details you require online. 

Don’t drive in poor weather conditions

We usually experience the worst weather conditions during the winter months, and so now is the most dangerous time to be on the road. If you are a less than confident driver, you should play it safe and leave your keys at home during the worst times. Sure, taxis might cost a lot of money, but using them is better than ending up in the hospital. When all’s said and done, your boss will be happier if you’re a little late for work than if you have to take six months off due to a driving injury.

With those tips and tricks under your belt, you should have no trouble staying safe throughout the first part of 2015. Now all you need to think about is the best ways to get the same results during the summer. 




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