Focus can be the difference between life and death while driving. Stay focused. Avoid interruptions by being prepared. Keep the music low, have children pre occupied with travel games and pillows for comfort, have pets properly secured, etc. Practice defensive driving, keep to safe speeds and make sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up.
Be a defensive driver. Defensive driving optimizes safety on the road. Do not assume that you can rely on other drivers to follow road and safety rules. Expect the unexpected. Follow all road and safety rules like the two-second rule. Drive cautiously in bad weather and allow exceptions like making the two-second rule a four-second rule. Don’t change lanes without putting on your blinker and checking your blind spot. Know the road and safety rules before you get behind the wheel.
When traveling from one place to another, it is important to allow yourself plenty of time. Don’t rush. Allow time for coffee breaks, calling or texting, resting when tired and eating. Taking the time to ensure that you have the time to take the breaks you need can mean the difference of your safe arrival.
It is essential that safety is the priority while driving. Don’t start the engine unless you are clean and sober. Be sure that all children are properly restrained as well as all cargo and animals. Everything should be secure. Have all items you’ll need while driving such as beverages, toll fare, etc. easy within reach. Know the road and safety rules and practice defensive driving.
Having the children occupied while driving will relieve a great deal of stress. Have plenty of activities for the children and make them comfortable by giving them their favorite pillow or teddy bear.
If you feel that you are getting drowsy, then pull off the road. Staying behind the wheel when you are tired could be fatal.
If the unfortunate event of an accident :
When driving in bad weather, extra precaution is necessary. Be sure to:
The safety practiced while driving can never be underestimated. Stay safe. Practice defensive driving and follow all road and safety rules.
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