Everyone who is a driver should be concerned with learning ways to drive safer and to avoid getting in a car accident. There is no reason why drivers shouldn’t be cautious and aware of the possibilities for danger that come with being on the road. There are many simple ways to avoid a car accident when you are on the road.
One of the most important steps to take in avoiding a car accident is to pay attention to driving! I see and hear about far too many drivers who are attempting to do multiple things at one time. For example, I saw a lady driving yesterday who was also in the middle of putting her makeup on. There is no way that she was fully aware of what she was doing or of the potential danger she was to everyone else on the road. People can get distracted from driving by a variety of things, so they need to re-focus on driving and on avoiding an accident.
The use of cell phones is one of the biggest problems for drivers and one of the biggest causes of car accidents in the past few years. Some states are catching onto this and are banning drivers from talking on cell phones while they drive. If you absolutely need to talk while you drive, then you should purchase a headset so that your hands will be free to drive and help you to avoid an accident on the road.
Trying to carry on a deep or meaningful conversation with other people in your vehicle can also be a serious cause of distraction and hence of a car accident. If you are driving with a full car of passengers, remind them that your job and responsibility is to drive safely and to avoid a car accident for the sake of all who are on the road. Ask that they refrain from beginning serious conversations with you that will require your full attention.
Music and other radio programs can also be big distractions to drivers and lead them into a car accident. Be intentional about the things you choose to listen to when you drive. Be sure that you don’t choose anything that will be too much of a distraction to you. Instead, choose soft music or programs that will allow you to fully focus on the road and on not getting in a car accident.
When you are driving, your highest responsibility is to do just that: drive. Avoid a car accident at all costs and save your phone calls and deep conversations for one you are off the road.