For our journey to be safe and peaceful, we must pay attention to safe driving rules. Some rules that we will pay attention to while driving ensures that we and those around us are safe.
A seat belt is the essential safety equipment that will keep you alive in traffic accidents. In some accidents, people were thrown out of the window die even at low speeds, because they do not have seat belts. Always wear your seat belt, even if your destination is very close. It may feel a little uncomfortable for you at first. However, you will not feel any discomfort when you make it a habit and wear it constantly. Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seat belt. A seat belt keeps you alive!
One of the biggest causes of traffic accidents is distraction. Therefore, you should never use your mobile phone while driving. Even a moment when you dive into your mobile phone can lead to your life and that of others. Another point to be considered is the control of the vehicle multimedia. Concentrating on the multimedia screen is a very dangerous move. If your vehicle has multimedia controls on the steering wheel, you should use them; if not, you should adjust your multimedia settings before driving.
Finally, there are cigarettes, which look very innocent but cause great distraction and accidents. Focusing entirely on the cigarette, especially when lighting a cigarette, distracts all your attention. In cases where you drop cigarette ashes or yourself, you face a much more dangerous situation.
One of the essentials for safe driving is to keep the distance between you and the vehicles in front of you. Even if the car in front of you is moving fast, do not rely on it and violate your distance. Mainly, most accidents in the city are caused by not maintaining a safe following distance. Although we do not stay in our country much, some of our roads fall into one lane. Especially on such roads, safe following distance is critical. If the vehicle in front of you is moving slowly, overtake that vehicle. If you are not going to overtake, keep your following distance. The sudden braking of the car in front of you can give you a tough time.
Sudden maneuvering in traffic can have serious consequences. Turning suddenly, especially in U-turns, means that you put the vehicle behind you and yourself in great danger. Sometimes, when we are going to stray from the road and enter the wrong lane, we can again pass uncontrollably in the direction we need to go. But this seems quite dangerous. A sudden maneuver to avoid lengthening the road can cause terrible accidents. The continuous uncontrolled lane changing movement, called crossing in traffic, is a very dangerous move in terms of Safe Driving. If the driver loses control and crashes into other vehicles, significant accidents occur.
For Safe Driving, you should check your mirrors carefully. Be sure to check your mirrors when turning and overtaking. Maneuvering or changing lanes without checking your mirror is a very risky move. Check your rear-view mirror while waiting at traffic lights. In some cases, trucks whose brakes burst due to heavy loads can cause great disasters. To avoid such situations, you can check your rear-view mirror and get away from there as soon as you notice a dangerous problem.
Speed is a disaster. You put yourself and your environment in danger by speeding. It will be much better if you go to the place you want to go to for a while than if you don't go at all. Please obey the speed limits set on the roads. While you are most likely to survive an accident at low speeds, you may not be able to survive an accident at high speeds. Do not rush for the safety of yourself and your loved ones; follow the rules.