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  • Writer's pictureDavid M. Olsen

Summer Safe Driving Tips

Safe Road Tips.

Avoid distractions: Avoid distractions while driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting electronic devices. Keep your focus on the road and maintain full attention to your surroundings.

Wear seatbelts: Always wear your seatbelt, and make sure all passengers in your vehicle do the same. Seatbelts significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a collision.

Maintain a safe distance: Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. This allows you to react in time to any sudden changes in traffic or road conditions. The general rule is to maintain at least a three-second gap.

Use turn signals: Indicate your intentions to other drivers by using your turn signals in advance. Signaling before turning or changing lanes helps prevent accidents and promotes smooth traffic flow.

Stay alert and avoid drowsy driving: Fatigue can impair your judgment and reaction time. Get enough rest before driving, and if you feel drowsy during a trip, take a break or switch drivers.

Check blind spots: Before changing lanes or making turns, check your blind spots by looking over your shoulder. Relying solely on mirrors may cause you to miss a nearby vehicle or pedestrian.

Adjust to weather conditions: Adjust your driving behavior to match weather conditions. Reduce speed, increase following distance, and use appropriate lights during rain, fog, snow, or other adverse weather conditions.

Avoid aggressive driving: Maintain a calm and patient attitude while driving. Avoid aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, excessive speeding, or engaging in road rage. Practice defensive driving techniques to anticipate and respond to potential hazards.

Be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists: Pay attention to pedestrians and cyclists sharing the road. Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, give cyclists ample space when passing, and be cautious when making turns or entering intersections.

Remember, road safety is a shared responsibility, and by following these guidelines, you can help create a safer environment for everyone on the road


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