Habits of Safe Drivers

Being a safe driver is an important skill to learn because it can help to keep not only you safe but other people on the road as well. If you practice safe driving skills you are less likely to be in an accident and better equipped to handle stressful driving situations. These habits can help you to become a better, more prepared driver.

1.Keep Your Calm
With traffic conditions increasing it is easy to get road rage or lose patience with other drivers. You might want to make hasty decisions or weave in and out of traffic. However, driving angry can impair your judgment and cause you to drive recklessly.

2.Wear Your Seatbelt
It’s the first thing we’re taught as children when getting into the car. Always wear your seatbelt because it could one day save your life.

3.Use Your Turn Indicator
Your turn indicator, also known as a turn signal or blinker, is used to indicate to other drivers that you will be making a turn or lane change. Be sure to always use your turn indicator so other drivers are aware of what you’re about to do, and remember that just because you put your turn indicator on doesn’t mean that someone is going to let you over or that it is clear.

4.Stay Focused on Driving
There are more distractions in our lives than ever before. We have our cell phones, our smartwatches, cars that come with technological features, billboards, and maybe even passengers riding in your car. But, it’s important that you stay focused on the road and on the act of driving so that you don’t get into an accident.

5.Watch Your Speed
It can be tempting to speed if you’re in a hurry or have a long drive ahead of you, but speeding can cause unsafe driving conditions. When you’re driving at a higher speed it is harder to maintain control of your car and if you go speeding past other drivers it may startle them and cause them to lose focus. Keep your speed within the speed limit and use cruise control to keep yourself within the limit if necessary.

If you follow these habits, you’ll be a safer and better driver.