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How to Drive a Car Safely

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 4

All over the world the traffic is increasing. Many of the roads are not built for this increasing traffic, and the result is obvious:

To drive a car safely from one place to another has become more and more difficult; therefore it is a good idea to reflect over some of the thoughts in this article about: How to Drive a Car Safely.

As technology increases and the age of drivers decreases, it has become more and more vital to know how to drive a car safely. Did you know that the number of cars produced yearly almost exceeds the global birthrate? With that being said, cars and drivers are becoming more numerous literally by the day and along with the surge in numbers comes a surge in car accidents, collisions and incidents, which is why you or your children must know how to drive a car safely.

One of the most important and easily accomplished tasks in regards to safe driving is unfortunately also one of the most overlooked; and that task is actually very simple and easy to do: Wearing a safety belt. Just in case you are driving your car safely and are struck by a motorist who doesn't know how to drive a car safely, it is always best to take the extra precaution of wearing a safety belt.

Another safe driving tip is to make sure you have checked your vehicle for mechanical issues such as low or flat tires, (not to mention illegal old tires with hardly any grip on the road's surface), broken brake lights, head lights, or tail lights, and check for properly working brakes, as well as many other commonly overlooked issues. The easiest way to accomplish this is to walk around you car at least once a week and observe any noticeable issues.

Whenever you are driving at night (or in rain and fog) it is imperative that you utilize your head lights properly. Although you may be able to see other vehicles, then they need to be able to see you as well. Make sure you are aware of which lights to use in which situations too. When driving in fog, your fog lights may be necessary. When driving in a dark and low trafficked area it is okay to turn on your brights although you shouldn't always do this in well trafficked areas. During heavy periods of snow or rain it isn't uncommon for drivers to turn on their "hazard" lights so that surrounding drivers can be made even more aware of the presence of other cars.

Don't be heavy on the gas when you are driving, because the faster you drive, the less time you have to react to a situation if it presents itself. Furthermore, high speed leads to more mistakes being made in a shorter time frame. And dangerous situations can arrive very quickly and almost out of no-where, being children driving on bikes or running after a ball out on the quiet street in a residential area; or being animals such as dogs or deers that were hiding behind trees and bushes but in the very last moment decided to run out in front of your car.

Make sure you follow these tips on how to drive safely and if interested, visit a local library, car-insurance company or department of motor vehicles branch and pick up further literature on the subject so that you can rest assured that you know how to drive a car safely.


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Comments

Aug 31, 2010 9:16am
Deborah-Diane
This is all excellent advice for driving safety. We live in Southern California where the traffic is quite high. We all need to be aware of how to keep our families safe.
Sep 2, 2010 5:17am
askformore
Yes the traffic is quite high in your area but then on the other hand :)
It never rains in Southern California
Aug 31, 2010 9:19am
BlogMakesMoney
very nice advice thnaks
Sep 2, 2010 5:17am
askformore
You are very welcome!
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