Aggressive driving is the number one factor that leads to road accidents the world over, so it is clear that drivers should get behavior modification training, as it is a proven effective method of building a culture of safety.
Aggressive behavior could not only lead to road accidents, but also cause your car maintenance to skyrocket. It is known that non-aggressive and safe driving improves fuel mileage and saves your car’s brakes, front-end components, shocks, tires, springs, bumpers, and transmissions repairs.
Some driver safety programs analyze the videos that show road accidents and try to reconstruct the causes as a means to limit them, and enhance road safety. Of course, post-event analysis is only a reactive approach, but it can still give important facts that could add to road safety regulations, and help make drivers that are more educated on our highways.
When you are about to hit the road, you’d better make sure you have your driver’s license and a valid insurance card so that you won’t be fined or receive severe punishments, depending on the state you live in.
Besides that, it is wise to:
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles
- Refrain from talking on the phone while driving
- Do not drive if you have had any alcoholic beverages
- Do drive according to the road conditions and limits
- Ensure your own and your passengers’ safety by wearing safety seat belts
- Keep your gas tank over 1/3 tank
Of course, being safe on the road doesn’t only have to do with driving, but also with precaution measures, never let children go to the restrooms alone when stopping for breaks, and call for help for a disabled car instead of stopping to help. That way you will have a secure and safe drive, which will give you, and your loved ones many precious moments to remember.
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