Avoid distracted driving
We talk about it a lot and for good reason. Make sure that you pay attention to the road when you are driving. It’s the safest thing that you can do.
Stick to the speed limit
Accidents can happen in a heartbeat, even in ideal driving conditions. Speed limits are carefully evaluated and assigned to improve response time; slower limits are imposed in high-risk areas such as high accident zones, areas prone to fog and flooding or to accommodate animal or pedestrian crossing.
Perform regular vehicle maintenance
Make sure that your vehicle is at peak performance on the road by performing regular maintenance. This includes Oil changes, brake pads, and more. Ask your trusted auto maintenance shop to perform an inspection of your vehicle to make sure you are in top shape.
Tire failure is one of the most commonly cited causes of vehicular failure. A blown tire results in the immediate loss of control; worn tread offers less traction on the road and reduces braking effectiveness. Inspect tread and use a tire gauge to determine air levels to ensure they are always in line with the owner’s manual.
Dust and grime on car windows can obstruct the driver’s view. Dirty, worn wiper blades do more harm than good. Make a habit of keeping your vehicle clean, particularly windows and side mirrors and check windshield wipers to ensure a clear view at all times.
Also check headlights and indicators to ensure they are all in working order as this improves driver visibility while ensuring your vehicle is visible to others as well, particularly at night, in rain, or in fog when the risk of road accidents is much higher.
Keep an Emergency Kit
Be prepared for unexpected roadside breakdowns by packing a simple emergency kit. This should include flashlights, roadside flares, a first-aid kit, a tool kit, jumper cables, and a blanket.
This is why we teach car maintenance in our All Star Driving classes. Having students understand these rules are critical to keeping them safe on the road. Learn more about All Star Driver Education by clicking on this link https://www.allstardrivereducation.com/about/why-all-star/