4 Driving Habits you should adopt
Adapting some of these good driving habits may take some work but will be worth the effort. It may just save your life! There are many things you can do to add to the good driving habits list, and they all begin with you.
1. Follow the speed limit
If you want to know how to be a good driver, a good starting point is to respect posted speed limits. A good driving habit is to be aware of the posted speed limits and make sure you do not exceed it. And remember, the speed limit is the maximum limit, not a recommended speed. Adjust your speed based on the time of the day, the flow of traffic, as well as weather and surface conditions. If you are approaching a school zone or residential area, be cognizant of the speed limits and exercise caution.
2. Don’t drive under the influence
Call a friend, grab a Wasili, or walk with a buddy. With all the transportation options available, there is no reason to ever drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Eliminating impaired driving means saving thousands of lives.
3. Don’t text and drive
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction behind the wheel. Keep your phone in your purse, in the center console, or in the backseat. Driving requires your eyes, ears, and hands on the wheel to focus on the road. Using a device behind the wheel becomes a habit. Also you could switch your device to airplane mode or silent to avoid the temptation of looking at any notifications while in the car.
4. Always wear your seat belt
Seat belts significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash by preventing drivers and passengers from being ejected from the vehicle. Simply stated, seatbelts save lives. Put your seat belt on before starting your car. Always wear your seat belt, even if you’re just going around the corner. Insist all passengers wear seat belts when riding with you as well.