Precautions and Safety Measures
Speed kills: While you might be comfortable driving at a high speed, it is difficult to gain full control of your vehicle at such speeds. There are speed limits that you must follow, so make sure to adhere to them. While driving at a higher speed or on a highway, do not overtake. Also, be cautious while there is low visibility due to fog or when there are wet roads due to rains. Make sure that you always drive slowly in the vicinity of a school or a hospital. Road rules and signs: Road rules have been formulated for your safety and caution signs have been put up for your benefit. It is important to follow the road rules, so that traffic is not hindered and major accidents can be avoided. It is equally important to maintain appropriate distance between vehicles. This reduces the incidence of collisions. Use light indicators before taking a turn. Follow the signals, and never skip a red signal. However, irrespective of the signals, give importance to crossing pedestrians, children and ambulances, while you are driving. Caution signs have been designed so that you can exercise prudence while driving. For instance, take a U-turn at the designated spot. Signs also give you information regarding speed bumps, high-traffic areas, school zones and speed limits. Look out for them. Alcohol and cell phones: Drunk drivers are prone to accidents since alcohol can slow down your reflexes and cause serious gaps in judgement. Assign a dedicated driver, or call a cab, if necessary. If you do not think you are mentally alert (even without influence), avoid driving. Do not talk or text using a mobile phone while you are behind the wheel. Even a five-second lapse in attention can cause a serious accident.
Lane driving is sane driving: