Posted on 05 July 2012.
When I was first learning to drive, I remember in my driver’s handbook there was a very good quote “When you drive there is always risk, but you don’t have to be a risky driver!” This is probably the best quote about driving I have ever heard! One of the ways you can be a less risky driver is to develop safe driving habits. If you develop safe driving habits you can prevent accidents and not getting into accidents prevents repair costs, injury and it may even safe you money on insurance. Here are some habits that can help you become a safe driver.
1. Learn Defensive Driving
If you didn’t do it when you got your license may be take a defensive driving course. Not only will it make you a safer driver on the road but it will lower your insurance costs as well.
2. Watch out for other bad drivers
This may be hard at times, but try to avoid bad drivers on the road the best you can.
3. Avoid in car distractions
Avoid in car distractions such as talking on your phone, texting, watching a movie, loud music or fooling around in your car.
4. Don’t drive when tired
Make sure you get enough sleep or that you are well rested before driving. The last thing you would want to happen is to fall asleep at the wheel.
5. Use your turn signals
You may think this is common sense, but a lot of drivers when they get older get lazy. They use their turn signals less and may cut someone off and cause an accident because of it. So always use your turn signals when changing lanes or turning.
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Posted on 14 September 2010.
Those of you who have tried auto racing will agree that it quite thrilling- the adrenaline rush that comes along with the speed is more than incredible! The following top racers would definitely agree.
1. Kyle Busch
This Nascar racing driver has won a number of races through his career even though he wasn’t too popular with the public. He almost won the championship but because of unseen problems with the equipment and his car, his chances were ruined. However, he did win at least 2 dozen races which is pretty noteworthy!
2. Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is a F1 racing driver who rose to fame after a series of failures in 2008. He proved himself when he raced through a variety of terrains and refused to get intimidated by those racers that were clearly much better than him. He passed through several hurdles successfully and knows what to do to reach the highest rung of the success ladder.
3. Mikko Hirvonen
This racer takes part in the World Rally championship and has proven his mettle within a short period of time. According to speculations, he will be able to beat the rest once Seb Loeb decides that he is too old to race and hence, give way to this budding racer.
4. Robert Kubica
Another F1 racer, Kubica showed us what he is made of during the 2008 races. He did not leave any stone unturned and was very consistent as far as his performance was concerned. He won against such racers that are known to zoom past in their faster cars and proved that its all about the strategy and not the speed.
5. Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon has been a part of the IndyCar championship for a while now but has always underestimated his talent. All that changed when he won two races in a row in 2008. This young driver has a long way to go and may even get a chance to compete in F1 if he doesn’t let the fire die out.
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