Safe driving should be a top priority whenever you’re on the road. Even seasoned drivers need to remember not to underestimate road safety. Here are 5 tips to help increase your chances of staying safe when driving.
1. Be predictable
Avoid making sudden lane changes and stops in the middle of the road. Drive in such a way that other drivers can predict your next action to increase their likelihood of safety and yours.
2. Focus on driving
- Avoid multitasking.
- Keep your attention on the road.
- Stay alert.
- Figure out directions to your destination before getting on the road, even if you are using a GPS.
3. Make no assumptions
Avoid assuming that other drivers will stick to the rules of the road. Instead, stick to the rules yourself.
4. Wear your safety belt
Always wear a safety belt when driving, and make sure your passengers buckle up too. Not only will this help reduce likelihood of injuries incase you’re in an accident, but it will save you money too as you can get a fine for driving without a safety belt.
5. Take care of your vehicle
Make sure that your vehicle is safe to drive. Check your tyre pressure, check your vehicle’s oil and water often. Also consider taking your vehicle for a MultiPoint Vehicle Safety Check at Tiger Wheel & Tyre.
Momentum Multiply members get up to 40 points for the check, and Safe Dayz™ when they drive safely.
You might also want to read this post on the real dangers of driving while sleep-deprived.