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There are 37,461 deaths caused by traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2016 alone, mainly because of reckless behaviours such as speeding, not wearing seat belts, and driving while being drunk. Aside from the lives lost, traffic accidents can also cause property damage as well as bodily injury, which can cost you a lot of money.
While some accidents are unavoidable, you can minimize the chances of getting involved in one by driving in a safe manner. Here are some tips that can guide you while driving.
Driving in a defensive manner means you’re always cautious that the drivers around you can cause an accident, so you’ll be prepared against them. For instance, defensive drivers always maintain a distance between them and other drivers and they would be very careful in changing lanes. They’re also willing to even give way to aggressive drivers to avoid unnecessary accidents.
Obey traffic laws
Rules aren’t meant to be broken, especially traffic laws and regulations. Rules such as don’t drive above the speed limit, always put on your seat belts, don’t cross the intersection during red light, or don’t drive while being drunk are made to ensure the safety of all road users.
Maintain your vehicle’s condition
It’s important that car owners always check their tire pressure, brakes, and pressure gauges regularly to avoid mechanical problems while driving. Having your car regularly checked by a mechanic is also a good idea because they can find car problems that the average driver wouldn’t be able to identify.
Even a short distraction can put you in a deadly situation, so you must focus your attention towards the road at all times. You should also avoid performing other tasks while driving, such as eating, reading, or putting on makeup.
Drive in a good condition
Make sure that you’re at your best condition before deciding to drive. Avoid driving when you’re feeling sleepy or exhausted as it may lessen your concentration towards the road. Take enough breaks during long road trips to make sure you have the energy to continue driving.
Be cautious during bad weather
Drive slower and more carefully during bad weather condition such as storms, especially when the visibility is low. If you’re driving in the middle of a rain be careful when you’re taking turns, especially steep ones, because the slippery road can cause your car to slide into an accident.
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