Not only is it important to drive a good, regularly serviced car, it’s also more important to be the best driver possible, and at all times. The only way to achieve this is, is by following the following steps and breaking any old habits we all may have picked up along the way whilst we’ve been on the road for a few years or more.
If you feel this doesn’t apply to you, then please refrain from reading below. Here is a list of the best ways to be the best driver on the roads, compiled by Best Price Car Sales.
Adjust your mirrors accurately
Probably one of the biggest mistakes we all make when adjusting our wing mirrors accordingly. The rule is to set them so you see as little as possible the sides of your vehicle and at least a fraction of the body of the car. This diminishes any blind spots. The rear-view mirror has to be set centred to the back view of the car. The advice is to constantly check them at least every 10 seconds and if you’re really classed as an expert driver, then it should be around every 5 seconds.
Never drive if feeling tired
This is plainly obvious, but you will be surprised at how many accidents are caused by tiredness or falling asleep at the wheel. Be aware that fatigue delays your reactions on the road and can progressively follow to microsleeps where your brain shuts down for mere seconds, and in some cases you can end up falling completely asleep, thus causing catastrophic results.
Don’t be distracted
The best advice, in this case, is to set up your phone on flight mode and get the bearings of where you are going first before setting off, just so you reduce any distractions as much as possible. Try not to engage in any arguments or intense conversations, and whatever you do, keep calm at all times behind the wheel.
Quick tip here, it’s good to get back in the habit of indicating your change of direction at least 3 seconds before you make your move. This is also a good way to reduce road rage. A recent survey result showed one of the major causes of road rage was brought about by drivers not indicating properly.
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