Tips on how to be a safer driver

Driving can always be risky, but with experience and constant awareness, you can be a safer driver. Here are some other tips to keep in mind the next time you go for a drive.

Always keep a safe distance

Leaving a safe distance between you and the car in front of you may just be enough to prevent a nose to tail accident. Fender benders aren’t fun – so leaving this 2 second or more gap will give you enough time to avoid any potential disaster.

Be aware of the weather conditions

Glare from the early morning or late afternoon sun, fog, rain or driving in the dark all affect your reaction times. If you find yourself in any of these situations, rather slow down or pull over and take a break.

Be clear on your decisions and use your indicator – always

Being clear on your decisions will help those drivers around you. Indicating early and being in control of your movements will help in making you a safer driver. Last-minute decisions, such as cutting in front of other drivers or swerving to make a turn can lead to potentially serious accidents.

Avoid being distracted

It only takes a split second of broken concentration to cause an accident. From using your cellphone, figuring out where to go – to even listening to your radio, there are endless distractions.

Stay calm

Keeping your emotions in check while driving can instantly make you a safer driver. Being a courteous driver can keep you out of dangerous situations.

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