Receiving a probationary driving license is both a much anticipated and exciting time for young drivers. Unfortunately, it can also be a very stressful time due to outside factors, such as other drivers, hectic traffic, distractions, such as cell phones, and pedestrians. Ford conducted a survey concluding that young drivers often speed and use their cell phones while driving. Risky behaviors like these are out of the control of other drivers. Because of this, it is important to abide by the following tips so that you are protected on the road.
Tips for Safety on the Road
- Wear your seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is not only important for front seat drivers, it is equally important for backseat passengers. If an accident occurs, the chances of being injured are higher for a rear passenger. The weight of the rear passenger increases due to the momentum of the crash, causing them serious injury. The impact the rear passenger has on the front seat can also cause serious injury to the front seat passenger or driver.
- Become familiar with your car. Because every car is different, it is important to become familiar with your car. Familiarizing yourself with your car can alleviate distractions and confusion in an emergency. It is important to be proactive when it comes to understanding the controls in your car. Knowing how to work the wipers, head lights, fog lamps, and temperature controls before they are needed are important steps to alleviating distractions. Today, many cars come with additional technology. This technology is only helpful if you have a full understanding of how it works before it is needed.
- Avoid distractions. There are many distractions for drivers. Distractions are a direct link to accidents and fatalities. It is extremely important to pay attention while driving and avoid distractions when possible.
- Be aware of the weather. It is wise to practice driving in bad weather in a safe location. Practicing in bad weather with an experienced driver can help you remain calm in a dangerous weather situation. Driving on flooded roads can be dangerous and should be avoided, if possible. If driving on flooded roads is necessary, there are some tips you can follow to ensure safer driving. Drive slowly and check your windshield wipers to ensure they are working properly. Check your tires for adequate tread and pressure, and turn on your headlights for ultimate visibility.
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