Are there habits that can actually make you safer on the road, aside from the basics you learned in driving school? Yes, there are things you can do to improve your roadway safety that may surprise you. Things that statistically reduce your chances of a wreck each time you get behind the wheel.
Everyone know s not to drink and drive, to avoid getting behind the wheel if you are on medication or impared in any way. In driving school they teach you to be aware of your surroundings, and to keep your hands on 10 and 2. Here are a few additional tips and habits to pick up for safety.
- Keep in interior of your car clean and clutter free. It may seem unimportant, but a cluttered car can be a distraction at best and a danger at worst. There have been cases where a water bottle slipped to the front and under the gas and break, causing a wreck. Even a passenger seat covered in items can be a danger because the driver will likely decide to grab at something instead of focusing on the roadway.
- See into the future. No you do not have to be clairvoyant, but it is important to look well ahead on the road way as well as focusing on the immediate area in front of you. Paying proper attention to the road in the distance (the future) can prepare you well in advance for stopping. If you notice several break lights flash, or a dog resting on the side of the road you can mentally prepare for a sudden change.
- Wear shoes that stay on. A woman got into a drastic head on accident because the flip flop she was wearing became lodged under the gas pedal. It may seem silly but the shoes you wear while driving can effect your safety.
Employing safe driving habits, every single time you get behind the wheel, can mean living the life of adventure you want. A safe driver receives discounts on their insurance, so you can have more funds for fun if you practice safety behind the wheel. At Strack Insurance Services we want our clients to be safe every time they drive. If an accident does occur, we will be there every time, on time to help you from our end.