When you are in your vehicle, you want to know that you are as safe as you can be, and that you are doing everything you possibly can to avoid getting into accidents.
Sometimes, this is just unavoidable, and it does happen to most of us at one time or another. But there are also a lot of accidents that could actually be prevented, if people were just doing the things they are supposed to be doing when they are behind the wheel.
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When you are on the roads, make sure that you are following all of the rules of the road, and being careful to avoid any trouble, including accidents. Here are some great tips to help you avoid getting into traffic accidents and arriving safely instead:
Keep your eyes on the road
When you are driving, you should be doing just that and nothing else. Don’t let things going on inside the car distract you from the task at hand. The car is not the place for multi-tasking, so you should not be doing things like brushing your hair or shaving (yes, there are people who actually do these things).
If you are not concentrating solely on your driving, you are risking an accident, because you will not be prepared for anything that is up ahead.
Never use your cell phone
There is no good reason to be talking on a cell phone while you are driving. This is extremely distracting. If you do not have a hands-free model, you will have to look at the phone to dial numbers. Even with a hands-free, you will be talking, which will distract you from your driving.
Put the phone away, and make sure it is turned off so you don’t have the urge to answer it if it rings. If you do need to make a call, wait until you are parked before doing so.
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Don’t change CD’s
It isn’t really a good idea to be listening to music while you are driving anyway, but if you are listening to CD’s, make sure that you are not changing them while you are driving. Again, this will cause you to look away, and even if you just take your eyes off the road for a second, accidents can happen.
Only change CD’s while the vehicle is parked. If you must listen to music, which itself is distracting enough, try using the radio instead, on your favourite station which is already preset so you don’t have to fiddle with it.