If it’s been a while since your driver’s education course, it might be time to check out our list of safe driving tips. It’s important to practice the basics of safe driving when you get behind the wheel.
Whether you’re going on a long trip or just around the corner, here’s our list of 5 safe driving tips.
1. Buckle your seat belt
Seat belts save lives. You know this, so just do it. Also, ensure all passengers in your vehicle are buckled up for safety.
2. Follow the rules of the road
Stick to the speed limit. Don’t speed. Maintain an appropriate speed. Follow traffic signals, and road signs. Come to a complete stop at stop signs. Red means red. Don’t chance it on yellow lights.
3. Stay alert and be prepared
Be aware of what’s going on around you on the road. Know what other drivers are doing. Make adjustments for weather and keep a two-second cushion between you and the car in front of you, especially during rain and snow. Don’t drive when sleepy and drunk.
4. Avoid distractions
Don’t text talk on your cell phone while driving. In some states, there’s a fine for doing so. Also, don’t eat or apply makeup.
5. Keep your vehicle safe
Keep your car maintained and make sure your vehicle is good to go. Check your oil regularly. Keep your tires properly inflated. Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Get regular brake checks. Make sure your wiper blades are ready for rainy days.
Overall, be safe and smart, and focus on driving when driving.