No matter how skilled you are as a driver, there are some safety driving tips that you should follow for your own, passengers, and pedestrians’ safety. Most drivers will admit to multitasking while behind the wheels, but very few will confess that this is a characteristic of a terrible driver. Read through some of the safe driving tips if you intend to drive soon.
Perform Some Basic Safety Checks
Simple safety checks include checking the front and rear vehicle’s headlights and turn lights and looking under the car to see if there are leaks or any loose object. Check also the tires to ensure that they are in the right shape and the recommended pressure.
Adjust the Chair and Mirrors
Before igniting the vehicle, take some time to check if the car mirrors are in the correct positioning. If the mirrors need some adjustment just like any editor will correct a news story, move your head forward near the driver’s window. To adjust the right mirror until you can see the rear of the car while adjusting the left window, you need to turn and make sure you can see the left rear of the car. When back to the right sitting position, you will have now reduced the blind spots.
Do Not Multitask
Be aware of things that may distract you when driving, such as mobile phones, loud music, or unstrapped toddlers. Also, ensure that you practice defensive driving, which entails focusing on the road, driving at a controllable speed, preparing to react, and being aware of the other drivers’ intentions.