Safe Driving Tips That Will Last the Test of Time


No matter who you are, what you drive, where you drive to – road safety is essential. It’s a lesson that we cannot falter in applying, or forget, or willfully throw out. It’s a set of lessons we must carry with us for our entire time as road users, and furthermore, we must set good examples to others on the road. We do not mean to be dramatic, but the consequences can seriously mean life or… well, we shudder to consider the results of dangerous driving.

Dangerous driving is perhaps one of the greatest evils, because it not only puts you at risk, but everyone else trying to perform properly. Yet it’s not always the case that dangerous drivers are willfully veering around the roads, or are intoxicated, or simply do not care.

Sometimes, you can be dangerous by omission rather than commission. For this effort, it’s important to know where your blind spots may be, or to hold yourself to account from time to time if you’re not certain where they might be.

Yet there’s no reason to be so vague about things. Let’s discuss these efforts together:

Understanding Litigation

Understanding litigation is important because it will help you understand what your rights are and how to press your situation to earn the compensation you deserve.

Finding the time to get representation for personal injuries should not be a task, rather keeping the appropriate legal counsel in your address book can help you prepare for a difficult situation, particularly if serious consequences are felt. This way you can feel prepared, engaged, and protected when on the roads.

Car Safety Checks

Learning how to check the safety of your car is important, and it’s not just a hurdle you must pass when getting your license. Car safety checks can quite literally save your life. So – do you check your tire pressure often?

Do you know how to change a tire at the side of the road? Can you check your oil? Do you clean the interior of your windscreen from time to time to keep your visibility clear?

How about your brake fluid? Do you know what all of the lights on your dashboard mean without breaking out the manual? When we prepare – we become safer. It’s a good step to take.

Planning Your Route

Planning your route can truly help you, and it’s a shame people don’t do it as often.

Having Google Maps or a GPS system can be useful of course, and warn you of upcoming problems, but sometimes planning out your route beforehand can help you already be prepared and aware of the particular challenges you may face.

This is especially true if you’re about to travel somewhere new you haven’t been before, or if you’re unsure just which roads are fully open – as you’ll know the alternatives you can take.

With this advice, we hope you can apply the safe driving tips that will last the test of time.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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