Top 10 Safety Rules you must Follow While Driving a Car

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6. Don’t Cross the Speed Limit

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Although going fast looks like fun but this fun may cost you your life as well. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors continuing to the traffic crashes. Almost every year, speeding is behind more than 45% of all fatal crashes. Higher your speed, the less time you have to react to the traffic around you and if collisions happen at speed then they are far more serious and dangerous to human life. SO, it is advisable to all the drivers to drive the vehicle within the speed limits.

7. Avoid the Drowsiness While Driving

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Feeling sleepy or drowsy behind the driving wheels can be almost as dangerous as driving after getting drunk. According to a study done by Virginia Tech, drowsy drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a car-crash or near-crash. Even at highways and straight-open wide roads, a little bit of drowsiness can be fatal for your life. So, it is highly recommended that you have a good night sleep or rest before driving and if not then allow your other friend to drive or take a cab/taxi.

8. Watch Out For Other Guys/Drivers on the Road

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Sometimes, it is not that how safely you drive or you obeying all the traffic rules. Many a times cases have been noticed where someone else crashes into you. So, one good rule to follow is “Assume everyone else on the roads is an idiot”. You can never expect the action or behavior of another driver out there on the roads. Even after the left indicator signal, he might not take a left turn or while going through a green signal, someone else can run a red light and so on. So, it is always advisable to keep an eye on others as well by checking the mirrors and side streets.

9. Be Extra Careful During Bad Weather or Poor Driving Conditions

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A person is considered to be a good driver if he tailors his driving according to the surrounding conditions. And driving in poor weather condition, it requires a lot more attention and caution than normal driving. You should drive below speed limit; maintain proper distance, careful around curves and slippery roads etc.

10. Regular Checks of Your Vehicle

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It is highly advisable that you keep a regular check of your vehicle. Car owners should keep a check on breaks, wires, tail-lights, head-lights, tire pressure, engines etc. because any failure of these can cause some fatal accidents. Vehicle maintenance is a major safety issue. So, car owners should be aware of any potential maintenance needed by the vehicle.

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