How you drive is entirely up to you, but consider are you are good driver, or could you be better?
Driving habits are best served well.
Good driving habits are essential for ensuring the safety of a vehicle and its occupants, as well as other road users. It is always up to you but by adopting and maintaining good driving habits, drivers can help to reduce the risk of accidents and ensure a smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable driving experience for all road users.
What are the most important things when driving?
Of course you are governed by the rules of the road, wherever you drive in our wide brown land. In Perth, one of the most important good driving habits is to always wear a seatbelt. You often hear it on the news, in Police ads and on signage messages around town. The Police have even been seen setting up mobile signage to remind you. It seems obvious that this is a bit of an issue for the law and these measures are put in place to protect you and your occupants.
Seatbelts are designed to keep the occupants of a vehicle securely in place in the event of a collision or sudden stop, reducing the risk of injury or death. All occupants of a vehicle, including the driver and passengers, must wear a seatbelt at all times, even if they are only travelling a short distance.
Distractions lead to mistakes.
Another important good driving habit is to avoid distractions while driving. Distractions, such as using a mobile phone for a call or texting is not only illegal, but some consider these actions to be cavalier and lacking regard for your safety and the safety of others. It would be difficult to add any logic to a flippant text message while driving being worth more than your expensive vehicle, your life, or the life of others. If you do need to respond to a call or text, why not simply pull over and park to do it legally and safely without risking a fine or worse!
The rules of the road.
Good driving habits also include following the rules of the road. This includes adhering to posted speed limits, using turn signals to indicate changes in direction and yielding to other vehicles and pedestrians as necessary. Could you imagine road use with no rules at all? I think that principal was followed in the Mad Max movies. By following the rules of the road, drivers can help to prevent accidents and ensure a safe and efficient flow of traffic.
One area many drivers seem to have forgotten is courtesy. Take a moment to wait to change lanes safely, give way to someone, a simple wave of appreciation goes a long way, don’t be aggressive, drive safely for you and for others as well. Some of these things may just take a few seconds, a little humility, some manners and some plain common sense. You will still get to where you want to go, but you’ll probably get there a little happier.
And in closing.
Another way to have good driving habits is all about making sure that you and your vehicle are fit to drive and drive safely and you arrive at your destination. Be safe, follow the rules, be courteous, look out for pedestrians, pay attention to what you are doing, don’t be distracted, or aggressive and generally be aware that you are in control of thousands of dollars worth of machinery and you are responsible for your safety and that of other road users.
Your vehicle should be in good working order too, lighting, indicators, windscreen wipers, servicing and so much more.
You can always rely on the professionals at Autospark for the latest know-how in all manner of lighting, bulb replacement, upgrades, mechanical services and even refurbishments to help you and keep you and your vehicle safe.
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