08 Apr Drive Safe on Purpose
Drive Safe on Purpose
Eyes on the Road – Hands on the Wheel – Head in the Game
Buckle up – Seatbelts save lives. Regardless of age or where they are sitting, ensure every occupant of your vehicle is buckled before you place your vehicle in gear.
Get prepared – Adjust mirrors, choose your radio station or playlist, and program your navigator BEFORE you roll.
Avoid distractions – Avoid things such as personal grooming, eating, adjusting radio, and getting lost in the scenery.
Be alert – Be aware of your surroundings, where other drivers are and be prepared to take evasive action if necessary.
Cell phones – NEVER text and drive, let calls go to voicemail while driving. Pull off the road into a safe area to use your phone. If you must answer, use a hands free device.
Avoid aggressive driving – Don’t provoke other drivers and don’t allow them to bait you. Ignore others intentions to provoke you.
Tailgating – Don’t tailgate other drivers and don’t allow another driver to tailgate you, if you are being tailgated, you should increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
Don’t drive drowsy – Sleep deprived drivers are dangerous. Fatigue causes lapses in attention and impairs your judgement.
Lane changes – Pick a lane and stay in it. Lane changes increase your chances of having an accident. If you do have to change lanes, always signal and make sure you look in all directions before, during and after your move.
Driving under the influence – Don’t do it!! This means alcohol, drugs and prescribed medications. Also, make sure you are watching for other drivers who may be impaired.
Drive safely – Obey the speed limit. Allow yourself enough time to get to your destination. Obey traffic signs. Reduce your speed in constructions zones and drive for the present conditions….rain, snow, fog etc. Always watch the road ahead.