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Posted On: June 17th, 2016    To  Auto Info, Driving Tips

There is not a proper definition of a better driver. It only refers that you are developing your driving skills and techniques continuously. You can’t imagine the roads will be ever free from the drunk, texting, and inattentive drivers. Their presence is by default in the roads. No matter how much you are experienced, your fate can be changed within fraction of seconds.

So, if you don’t want to find yourselves in some hospital taking Saline, then you must hone your driving skills every day and follow some rules. Here are 8 simple tips for you to be a better driver. See below.

Car Driving

Tip #1 Know Your Car’s Specifications Well

  • Before you start to drive, make sure that you’ve read well the vehicle manual which is enough to boost your driving knowledge and safe driving procedures.
  • Learn about different types of sensors and other advanced features inbuilt in your car & how they are operated. Also know about the various types of vehicle warning signals that appear in your dashboard.
  • Inspect your car before every journey to minimize the risk of any hazard during driving.

Tip #2 Adjust the Mirrors for Blind Spot Visibility

  • Adjust the rear-view and side-view mirrors accurately, so that you can eliminate the blind spot.
  • This will prevent your car being hit with other vehicles which are trying to pass you and changing the lane. While seeing other vehicles through the mirror, move only your eyes, not the entire head.
  • Don’t adjust the mirrors while driving, do it before fastening the seatbelt.

Tip #3 Sleep Well Before Drive

  • Drowsy driving is the cause of many road crashes as your vision gets blurred and your head starts to nod in this condition.
  • So before embarking on a journey, make sure that you have slept well. 7-9 hours is the recommended sleeping duration for adults.
  • To combat fatigue, you need to take proper break in a long journey and it’s better to take a cup of coffee as it increases alertness for several hours.

Tip #4 Don’t Get Distracted While Driving

  • When you are behind the wheel and doing any other task apart from driving means you are getting distracted.
  • Texting, gossiping with fellow passengers, talking over the cellphone, applying makeup, changing radio station or mp3 player are the common reasons for distraction that claims many life on the road.
  • So concentrate only in driving and yes, thinking about something or someone else are often proved fatal too.

Distracted Driving

Tip #5 Use the Turn Signals at the Right Time

  • Drivers behind you must be informed before you intend to take a turn or even when changing the lane.
  • Wise use of these turn signals at the right time will prevent your vehicle from fender-bender or worse.
  • So use the turn signals before braking and approx. 100 meters far from the turn. Never turn until it’s safe to do so.

Tip #6 Remain Alerted While Merging & Passing

  • When you are passing any vehicle, make sure there is enough space and time.
  • Never pass in adverse weather conditions and if you’ve blind spot in front of you, like a hill or a curve.
  • While merging, try to drive at the same speed as the highway traffic and activate the turn signal. Then look for a gap in the traffic and merge by making a bit slow to your vehicle.

Tip #7 Check the Weather Condition

  • Before starting your journey, it’s better to check for adverse weather condition and try to avoid it.
  • If it’s an urgent, make sure that you’ve practiced enough in those conditions in a safe environment before and be confident while driving.
  • Stay in one lane preferably & make your headlights on always even during the daytime. Also avoid sudden braking and drive slow.

Tip #8 Maintain a Safe Following Distance

  • It is an important factor of defensive driving but most of the drivers ignore it usually.
  • If you tailgate, you can’t stop your car at the right time to avoid collision when your front vehicle suddenly breaks.
  • The distance varies according to the type of vehicle you are driving, weather conditions and speed of the traffic. So drive at least 2 second behind the front vehicle to be safe in favorable conditions and make it double when driving heavy vehicle and in poor weather conditions.

Maintaining Safe Following Distance

Final word

Practice, practice and practice!! This is the final tip to remember. Drive more and more in various road and weather conditions and make your driving skill perfect in every angle but don’t try to give stunts unless you want to be an F1 racer!

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One Comment

  1. Jorden Finch says:

    A good driver is the one who can tackle the worst situations on road. Crashes are happening everyday, so we need to be even more careful. Avoiding distractions while driving is the most vital to follow. Well, the rest seven points are also essential to follow to have a safe drive. Thanks for the post.

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