Driving a car is a thrilling experience where you can choose your own time to reach your destination. It gives you more control over your travel plan as you do not have to rely on public transport to go from one place to another. However, being the master of your own travel plan also put on you the added responsibility of your own safety as you drive along the highway to your office or any other place. Here we have listed a few safety precautions that you should follow while driving, to ensure that you reach your destination safe and secure.
Don't try to be a race driver: If you are a speed adrenaline junkie, then we advise you to use race tracks, else always stick to the speed limits when travelling on the road. Driving way above the speed limit on a road, you are not only endangering your own life but also that of the other drivers and pedestrians too.
Adjust your seatbelt and headrests: Seatbelts are one of the most important safety elements that can prevent serious injuries to the rider by keeping him/her anchored to the seat in case of any accident. The seatbelt prevents you from being flung against the steering wheel or dashboard thus avoiding serious injury in case of an impact. The headrest provides a cushion to minimize the impact on your head due to a crash.
Always keep the line of sight clear: In summer months' dust storms are a common sight. This makes the windscreen very dirty thus reducing the visibility for the driver which in turn can lead to an accident. Clean the windshield regularly before taking out the car for a ride.
Don't talk on your phone while driving: Driving is a full-time job that requires your undivided attention. Never talk or text while driving as this can lead to a lapse in concentration which can turn fatal. If you have some important call, then park your car on the side of the road and attend it.
Liquor and driving do not go together: Experts who have studied in detail about the main causes of road fatalities have concluded that the major cause of accidents is due to driving under influence. Driving after drinking a few glasses of alcohol impairs your judgment ability. This not only imperils your life but also of those who are riding along with you and other drivers on the road.
Drive within your lane: Always follow lane driving and do not try to jump on a different lane just to reach your destination early. In case you have to take a turn or change your lane, use indicators minutes before making a shift. This will alert the driver behind you car and help him/her to maintain his/her vehicle's speed accordingly.