Mon. Dec 17th, 2018
Driving Safety

3 Keys to Improving Your Driving Safety

As much as you may believe your driving leaves nothing to be desired, does it in fact?

Far too many drivers place themselves in precarious situations when out on the road. As a result, they can end up in accidents. Some of those accidents can in fact have fatal consequences.

With that in mind, what are you doing to improve your driving safety?

Be a Safer Driver Starting Today

If your goal is to become a safer driver starting today, where best to begin?

Among the keys to keep in mind driving forward:

  1. What you do behind the wheel – What you do behind the wheel of course does matter. That said are you practicing safe driving techniques each time out? Some drivers fail to do so. An example would be turning to their cell phones when driving. Talking or texting can have serious implications in only a matter of seconds. You should never be on your phone while driving. Even a hands-free device can distract you from the road ahead. If you need to take a call or text or vice-versa, get off the road and to a safe area to handle this. You also want to avoid any road rage incidents. Sure, another driver may upset you at some point. Trying to retaliate does you and everyone else out on the road with you at the time no good.
  2. What to do in an accident – In the event you are in an accident, do your best to remain calm. If it is of the fender-bender variety, get to a safe place off the road. You do this with the other driver or drivers and exchange necessary info. If you are in a more serious accident, your physical well-being should be the top priority. You want to be sure your health gets checked out. Internal injuries, concussions and more could result from the accident. Last, if it was a hit-and-run event, do your best to get info on the driver of the other vehicle. Did you see anything? Are there any witnesses who’ve written down a description of the vehicle or even the license plate? If you do have a license plate with which to work with, you can always when the time is right check it out online. Try looking their license plate number up online. You may well discover the owner of the vehicle and more about them. If you get such info, turn it over to the police and your insurance company as soon as possible.
  3. What your vehicle is like – Last, if you need to get a new vehicle, do your best to come up with the safest one out there. Whether buying new or old, there should be no shortage of online literature and more to guide you. Find out which makes and models garner the highest safety ratings. When you do, you are in a better position to drive off with something quite safe. If you or your family will be car shopping soon, you want to take time to test-drive different vehicles.

Being a safer driver should always be a goal that is high on your priority list.

That said are you practicing being a good driver each time out?