Car safety is just not a word – ‘to say, to listen and to let go’, it is necessary for every driver even the skilled ones to understand the basics of traffic safety time to time to save mishaps while on road. Car safety is a lot more than wearing a seatbelt or having your car equipped with safety seats. If you want to be safe on the road whether you’re going for a long trip or somewhere nearby, hold on to these car safety tips to keep yourself, other drivers and pedestrians as safe as possible it can be. Let’s check out these car safety tips:
- When you are on road, be alert and pay full attention to other drivers’ actions and don’t make assumptions that what the other driver is going to do or what they should do as per your thoughts.
- Make sure you are properly buckled up; wearing seat belt is the most basic and essential safety tip for drivers.
- There are two don’ts which every driver should follow – ‘Don’t drink and drive’ and ‘Don’t text and drive’.
- Be sure that your child safety seat is properly placed, it’s better to find a child safety seat inspection station near you, many cities have local inspection stations with trained technicians who can easily aid you with their services.
- Always keep the child booster seats in the trunk or clasp them securely when not in use, do remember that the unoccupied child booster seats can turn as a projectile in a car accident.
- Make sure that your car’s trunk or hatch are locked and protected while travelling or driving.
- When you are on a long drive, it is important to keep the car tools well equipped. One of the important tools to have in your car boot is tire pressure gauge. It is always good to check the tire pressure after 200 kilometre run. It protects tire life and also improves mileage and helps you in smooth driving.
- Keep out these three distractions out of your mind – first, taking your eyes off the road; second, taking hands off the wheel and third, taking your mind off from your ongoing thoughts, by doing this you can drive without any harm.
- Driving at night needs more alertness; make sure you are not tired or sleepy while driving, if you are sleepy better to hold on and to take rest.
- Always turn on the headlights at night while driving, and turn off during daylight, unless it is mandatory in your country.
- Before taking any long trip, make sure that your car is thoroughly serviced. Don’t forget to check that your fuel tank is full, tires have plenty of air, and the car’s exterior lights are functional.
These are some handy tips which are not so tough to follow, if you drive with these safety tips, you can not only save yourself in fact you can save numbers of life. It’s our duty towards us and the others who are on the road – to drive safe and let other drive safely. You are sharing the road with others so remember that you are not the only driver on the road there are others too. This is an important road safety tip that everyone should follow – share the road with others civilly.