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Whether heading out on a lengthy road trip or being stuck in rush hour traffic, we all fall prey to moments of insanity behind the wheel. Let’s face it, we are all bad drivers on occasion. And then we proclaim ourselves to be good all the time behind the wheel, purely because we passed our driving test, there’s obviously a lot more to it than that. But, are there any essentials that we can all follow to ensure that we are better drivers?

Avoiding That Temptation To Speed

We’ve all been there, if we’re running late, the temptation to creep up a couple of miles per hour over the limit means that we can get to our destination quicker. But this is never the case, because what happens is that we endeavor to end up in traffic further down the line. So that the people we recklessly overtook a few miles back have caught up to us. And if you’d rather not get a car accident lawyer involved why don’t you just obey the limits, and drive with some sense?

Don’t Tailgate

It’s very much the equivalent of intimidation when we tailgate somebody in front of us, because we are telling them, in no uncertain terms terms, to put their foot down. But in doing this, we are increasing our likelihood of having an accident, and all we have to do is take our eyes off the road for a split second, and we will go right into the back of them. And only then do we learn our lesson.

Get Off Your Phone!

It’s amazing how many people still all decide to drive around with a phone in their hand, and not even bother using a hands-free device. It’s such a common problem now, but it’s not just the fact that holding a mobile phone means you’re not driving properly, but actually using your phone means that you are distracted from the road. Distracted driving is one of the most common occurrences when it comes to accidents. So, even if you manage to get away with it once, and you are very aware of your confidence behind the wheel, the fact is you don’t know who else is out there on the road. And now, there are dash cameras that can capture you driving while holding a phone, or any form of dangerous driving. And if you’re caught, you will get severely punished.

We can all be better drivers, just as long as we exercise some care and caution, but also common sense. Because we are able to get away with something once, doesn’t mean that we should keep doing it. Instead, we really need to stick to the rules. And if we don’t, we will cause an accident, and then, once the court case determines that we were driving under the influence, or using a mobile phone, because all of these things can be detected, we are going to be severely punished. Not only this, but this impacts our insurance policy, or we may even get our licence taken off us. We could all be better drivers. So it’s time to start.

Richard Melick
About the Author

Co-founder and Editor of FactoryTwoFour.com. I am a writer and photographer with global travel ambitions. I never shy from a new recipe, adventure, or experience. I write about what I love.

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