Safety should be your top concern when driving. A distracted driver is not only a danger to themselves, but also to the passengers in the car and other people on the road. So, here are a few safety tips to follow when you are behind the wheel.
Children should be buckled in the backseat. If they are left to roam around in the car, they can become distracting to the driver. One small speed bump can also get them hurt. Also, no kids should be in the front seat. If you happen to be in an accident, the airbag can seriously injure your child.
This is a no-brainer. If you are not driving hands-free, that’s almost as dangerous as driving under the influence. Cell phones or any other type of electronics take your attention away from the road.
If you are tired or sleepy, avoid driving at all costs. One small doze off and your car could steer in the wrong direction. If you are taking medication, make sure it doesn’t cause drowsiness because it can make driving dangerous.
Indicators are your only way of communication with other drivers on the road. Not using indicators when changing lanes or making turns can results in accidents.
If you are driving in the dark and live in an area where deer come out on the road, be extra cautious.
Extra precaution needs to be taken if you live in an area where it snows. Make sure you slow down in areas where there is black ice, especially in intersections, bridges, shaded areas and overpasses. Check the weather before leaving the house so you can prepare accordingly. Consider staying indoors if going out is not essential when the weather is bad.
If you happen to be in an accident, call the Gilleon Law Firm, APC for a free consultation.