There was actually a National Safety Council study which was released last month which indicates that seat belt use has been known to vary widely from state to state and because of lack of common sense on the part of the driver, it results in thousands of deaths in car accidents. Well, seat belts are installed for a reason, and that reason would be to keep you from getting catapulted from your car windshield in case you were in a crash. In the year 1999, there were an estimated 9500 deaths of people who died because of reckless driving and also because they were not wearing seat belts. As more and more people hit the road and the congestion increases, I have decided to list out some really good tips that will help you steer away from car accidents.
- It would be best if you always pulled into traffic slowly and with a lot of caution. You will notice that I will be talking about slow speed and caution because those two are incredibly pivotal when it comes to being safe on the road. You should stop, look and also listen. You should make sure that you are very careful when it comes to blind spots. It would help if you always exercise caution when you are pulling into busy intersections.
- You should watch out for people who run red lights because they are not only putting themselves into harmful situations, they are also putting so many other people into trouble, the ones who are decent enough to follow the rules and the ones who are driving properly in their own lane.
- You should always have your hands on the steering wheel. It is very dangerous to do things like eat, use phones or even digging through your bag when you are driving. It is dangerous to do anything else except operate that piece of heavy machinery.
- Kids do not know any better. You should always be on the lookout for runaway kids who do not know how to behave on the roads.
- Make sure that you get your car thoroughly checked every once in a while. You should avoid sudden stalls or other issues that you may face.
- You should always concentrate on the area where you will be driving. For highway driving, you should be far enough from other cars so that even if someone suddenly stopped or swerved, you would be able to avoid them. Maintain a distance of 10 feet at least.
- You should always be on the lookout when you are backing out, and that is undoubtedly one of the most important things when you are in reverse gear.
- Be courteous to other drivers.