One of the many accidents on Gulf Road.
Driving comes with a lot of responsiblities, if you are a bad driver you are not only putting other people’s lives at risk, you are putting your life at risk as well. Even if you are a good driver; you still can be hit by a crazy driver. The point is that we need to educate people on how to drive safely. It’s not any rocket science, a bit of patience and a bit of discipline on the road will help us to achieve this objective. Keep yourself and your family safe.
These are a few tips from the US Department of Labour on Safe Driving. I thought it’s very appropriate to share this with all of you.
• Use a seat belt at all times – driver and passenger(s).
• Be well-rested before driving.
• Avoid taking medications that make you drowsy.
• Set a realistic goal for the number of miles that you can drive safely each day.
• If you are impaired by alcohol or any drug, do not drive.
• Driving requires your full attention. Avoid distractions, such as adjusting the radio or other controls, eating or drinking, and talking on the phone.
• Continually search the roadway to be alert to situations requiring quick action.
• Stop about every two hours for a break. Get out of the vehicle to stretch, take a walk, and get refreshed.
Avoid Aggressive Driving
• Keep your cool in traffic!
• Be patient and courteous to other drivers.
• Do not take other drivers’ actions personally.
• Reduce your stress by planning your route ahead of time (bring the maps and directions), allowing plenty of travel time, and avoiding crowded roadways and busy driving times.