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Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

February 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 147

For some people, driving can be a form of relaxation, for others it can be an anxiety driven chore. Whatever your feelings on it, driving is a part of our culture and society. Unless you live near everything, or live in an area that thrives on public transportation, then chances are you have to drive at some point. Driving does not have to be a chore that freaks you out every time you are behind the wheel, yet you do need to be aware of the dangers that can occur. This article will look at some of the things that you can do to stay safe while driving. These tips can help you feel more at ease on the road and also protect you from harmful dangers.

One of the best ways that you can avoid trouble on the roadways is to stay alert. This can be hard for some people. You need to remove yourself from all distractions that can occur in your car. Do not eat while you are driving. Not only is it bad for your health, but it can also take you attention off of the roadways. Put down your cell phone. That call or text may seem important now, but is it really more important than your life? Also, do not drive if you feel tired. You may not think that you can fall asleep at the wheel, but trust me you can.

Weather can be very unpredictable and you may not always know if you are heading in to bad weather. However, if you can avoid it then do not drive in bad weather. It will impair your vision and make the roadways a disaster. If you find yourself in unpredicted weather, then pull off the road way and make sure you are out of harm's way. Wait it out before you continue on your journey.

My next tip should be self explanatory but we still have horrible accidents due to it. Do not drink and drive. You may think that you are fine, but you are risking your life and the lives of those around you. Do not learn this lesson the hard way. A cab ride will be less expensive then charges and jail time.

It is also important that you take your car for routine checkups. By staying on top of your checkups you can rest assured that your car is operating at the level that is acceptable on the road ways. Little things like getting your oil changed, tires rotated, and making sure your tires are full of air will make a huge difference in the long run.

Another important tip is, wear your seat belt. It can be annoying and uncomfortable, but it can also save your life. Even if you are just going down the street put your seat belt on, you just never know what can happen. Encourage everyone in your car to do the same also.

These are just a few tips that can help you on the roadways. Driving does not have to be your worst nightmare. If you are prepared then it will be harder for careless mistakes to happen to you. Check with your car insurance company and see if they offer you any discounts for safe driving.

Mary Atkinson

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