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3 Simple Ways To Be A Safer Driver

It doesn’t matter whether you have just had kids, had some near death experience or you’re making a New Year’s resolution. Many people have an epiphany and want to become safer drivers. Too many of us have developed bad habits in our driving that have led to us become less safe on the roads. We might tailgate, go a little too fast if we know the road, or drive without due care or attention. To change your driving habits, you need to focus on looking at your driving behaviours and the car that you have chosen to get behind the wheel of. Take a look at these three ways to be a safer driver.

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Maintain Your Vehicle

Whether you have a brand new motor or an old banger, its vital that the vehicle that you are driving is safe. Ensure that you check all fluid levels before longer journeys, your tyres are at the correct pressure and your wheels are sound. If you find that your alloys have seen better days, check out the rims for sale. If you have spotted that you have a little oil leak, take it to the garage to get it fixed. And if you have a bulb that’s gone, get it replaced. These cost next to nothing but are crucial to the safety of your car. Take your car for a service annually to ensure that it is mechanically sound and always keep a record of any services or work that your vehicle has done.

Be Calm

It’s all too easy to get riled up when out on the roads. Some drivers are poor, but that should be no excuse for you to become unsafe. You need to be a defensive driver, taking into account other road users. Always look ahead of you, don’t tailgate and look out for hazards. It doesn’t matter how safe you are, collisions can always be the fault of somebody else. Stick to the speed limit (it is there for a reason), and always remain calm if you are stuck behind a slower driver or someone driving erratically.

Go On A Course

While you might be a good driver and you know the rules of the road, there’s no harm in heading to a course to make you a safer driver. This course won’t be assessing your driving skills or judging you, it will simply arm you with new strategies and tips to help you be safer on the road. Simple things like not fiddling with the radio when on the motorway or waiting until you are at a red light before taking a drink can help you remain more alert and aware of your driving behavior. Too many people allow bad habits to develop and then do nothing about them.

If you feel like your driving is becoming less safe, or you want to brush up on your driving, take the time to follow this guide. Before long you could be driving around in your set of wheels with a renewed enthusiasm for good, defensive and safe driving. You might even cut down on your insurance costs, if you stick a driving recorder on your dash, to demonstrate just how safe and responsible you are.

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