Are you a safe driver? Do you practice safe driving habits? Check out the following:
Focus on the Road
Give driving your full attention, limit distractions by refraining from the following while driving: texting, eating, applying makeup, etc.
Don’t Drive When Tired
When you’re tired, you’re less alert. This drives down your reaction time.
Use Turn Signals
It may seem simple, but letting other drivers know where you’re going can reduce the risk of vehicular accidents.
Check Your Blind Spots
Protect yourself by checking your blind spots prior to changing lanes.
Use Your Mirrors
Be alert of your surroundings, including other vehicles on the road. Use your rear view and side mirrors to do so. The Government of Ontario (Canada) recommends checking your mirrors every 5-10 seconds.
Wear a Seat Belt
Seat belts save lives. Protect yourself and your passengers by ensuring everyone is buckled up prior to commencing your trip.
Drive According to Conditions
If weather conditions reduce visibility or traction (i.e. fog, ice, gravel road, etc.), reduce your speed.