Most drivers and bikers don’t realize that they engage in a serious even dangerous activity each day…Driving! Traffic fatalities are a tragic, leading cause of death, especially of young people. Many of us have no choice but to drive everyday, so why not take steps to minimize the risks associated with transportation. Focus on safety and be a safe, defensive driver.
Always wear your seat belt!
Seat belts reduce the risk of death.
Make sure your vehicle is in proper working order (good tires, brakes, etc.).
Give yourself plenty of distance from the vehicle in front of you.
Count the number of seconds from when the car in front of you passes a stationary object to when you pass it.
It should be at least 2 seconds, give 4 seconds if you are traveling at a high speed or the road conditions are poor.
Do not talk or SMS on the phone while driving.
Do not eat or smoke while driving! That will also save you extra calories and harmful nicotine effect.
Don’t assume that because you have the right of way other drivers will yield.
Count on people who may not see you or stopping for you.
Be constantly ready to act and react in favour of road safety.
Stay out of other vehicle’s blind spots.
Always check your blind spot with a quick glance over the shoulder carefully
before changing lanes.
Be on the left-most side of road in blind turns.