Top four driving safety tips

Top four driving safety tips

Focus on driving

  • Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – no multi-tasking. 
  • Do not use your phone or any other electronic device while driving. 
  • Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident. 

Drive “defensively”

  • Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected. 
  • Assume other motorists will do something crazy, and always be prepared to avoid it. 
  • Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you.
  • Make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad. 

Make a safe driving plan

  • Build time into your trip schedule to stop for food, rest breaks, phone calls or other business. 
  • Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car in gear.
  • Pull over to eat or drink. It takes only a few minutes.

Practice safety

  • Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion. 
  • Do not attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor. 
  • Have items needed within easy reach – such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes. 
  • Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.

 

Source: https://www.nationwide.com/driving-safety-tips.jsp

Date Published

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:37pm
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