Driver and passenger safety should be a top priority. As much as we would like to avoid accidents, no one can predict accidents. However, safety measures can be taken to prevent it from happening. Being Drivers, you have a responsibility to yourself, your passengers and other people as well so it is essential to do the following:
- Be Alert: Always have enough rest and never drive under the influence of alcohol or medications. Drink coffee to keep yourself focused but if you need rest, take a nap. If you are sick, take a day off or look for a substitute Driver.
- Know your Traffic signs and symbols: Overtime seasoned Drivers tend to overlook traffic signs and symbols. However, this is a grave mistake. Always keep yourself updated and respect rules to avoid potential dangers.
- Wear Seat belts: Often it's uncomfortable to wear seat belts. Younger generations think that it's not cool or fashionable but when safety is concerned, be firm and make it a top priority because seat belts save lives.
- Avoid using mobile phones: Mobile devices are a big help, however, try to use it to a minimum and never stay on the phone than what is necessary. If you need to stay on the phone longer, park the car and finish your conversation.