The most important factor in reducing fatalities in road accidents is driver behavior. Most deaths on the road are preventable if you follow a few simple rules. Visit our law office in case you are experiencing a problem related to a crime you committed while driving with your vehicle. Being a good driver means protecting your own life and the lives of other people around you. Once you become a driver you have a full responsibility to provide safety on the road.
There are many people who make mistakes when driving, some of them do it consciously and others do it unconsciously. It is important to learn how to behave properly when you are on the road and respect all the rules and obligations provided by the law.
Here are some of the most important rules you need to follow and respect as a driver:
1. Always wear your seat belt because it can save thousands of lives a year by protecting occupants from fatal movement caused bya car crash.
Do not talk on the phone behind the wheel. Many accidents are caused by talking on the cell phone while driving. Use hands-free set or stop the car when talking on the phone.
Do not drive tired or drunk, because drunk driving is the most common cause of deaths on the road. If you want to drink, make sure you have a sober driver who will take you to your home, or just give your keys to someone you know who can take you home.
Give priority to pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians and cyclists experience more than 10% of road deaths. Pay attention to pedestrian and cyclists and do not forget to look both ways for bikes, even on one-way streets. You never know when a person may appear. Be very careful with them and always let them pass, they have all the right for that and the law protects them. Do not break it
Pay attention to the speed limit because speeding is responsible for about 40 percent of all fatal crashes.
Wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Studies have shown that helmet is 42 percent effective in preventing deaths and 69 percent when it comes to preventing head injuries.
Set a good example to your children when it comes to driving responsibly because they learn from their parents and adopt bad habits. Be careful what you do in front of them.
Use appropriate child car seat. Children under 12 years or up to 150 cm tall, must use appropriate car seat.
Stop at a red light. Most people experience a car crash when crossing the street when the light is red.
Always have good car tires and make routine checks of the car and tires which will ensure that your car will remain in optimum condition.
Be a responsible driver, there should be no excuses!