When you drive safely, you do all that you can do possibly to prevent an accident from occurring. You give your utmost attention to what you are doing and that is driving. You also, maintain your car with proper maintenance. A few tips listed below will help you.
Have you ever received a notice in the mail regarding a recall on your vehicle? Sometimes you may even hear about a recall on the television. The recall could be for an accelerator pedal that does not release, cracking tires, or even defective wiring in your vehicle according to dmv.org. You should seriously consider the recall. The company usually will repair your vehicle at no charge to you. I have had vehicles that I took into the manufacturer to repair during a recall. They usually will take care of you as soon as possible. It is important to adhere to the recall, because if not taken care of you could endanger your life and the lives of others while driving. So recalls should not be taken lightly. The Department of Motor Vehicles further suggests if you suspect your car might have a defect that compromises your safety contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by phone, mail, or online.
Thank goodness Michigan has passed legislature making it an offense to text and drive. The first offense is $100.00 and subsequent offenses $200.00. Personally, I do not see how people can text and drive anyway. It seemingly takes a lot of concentration to do that. When you are texting while driving, your attention is divided between driving and focusing on the message you are texting. I love texting, but texting and driving is definitely not a good combination. In the article When to Text, the author talks about appropriate and inappropriate times to text. Texting while driving, definitely is not an appropriate time to text.
According to United States Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, “Thirty-eight states have laws restricting or outlawing the use of electronic devices while driving.
Although there may be times you need to talk on your cellphone, but keep in mind when you are talking on the cellphone your driving is not getting the undivided attention. Do you remember when the cellphone did not exist? Cellphones are great, but can be a great distraction also.
I recall getting hit from behind while sitting at a stop light. The woman was not focusing and stated that her baby’s bottle fell to the floor of the car. She reached down to get it and accidentally pushed the accelerator pedal. Accidents will happen, but I surely wished that she had been focusing on driving and not the baby’s bottle.
It is important to observe the signs that are posted on a street or road. Sometimes you may even think you know a road, because you have been that route before, only to find that same street has been changed into a one way now. You want to make sure you are driving in the right direction. I hate to hear on television, when someone has been killed because a driver was driving in the wrong direction.
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