1. Expect the unexpected
  2. Slow down
  3. Beware of blind spots. Look around your vehicle’s A pillars.
  4. Keep your eyes on the road
  5. Do not text and drive
  6. Do not read and drive
  7. Do not watch movies and drive
  8. Do not make sudden lane changes
  9. Avoid left turns
  10. Avoid U-turns
  11. Turn right from the right lane
  12. Turn left from the left lane
  13. Look carefully when turning
  14. Slow down at intersections
  15. Do not accelerate through intersections
  16. Keep your foot above the break in intersections so that you can break faster
  17. Look carefully when crossing intersections
  18. Slow down at night to avoid colliding with something that has no lights
  19. Slow down in the fog to avoid a collision
  20. Slow down in the rain to avoid skidding out of control
  21. Slow down in the snow to avoid skidding and rolling the vehicle
  22. Slow down when it’s cold because of ice on the road
  23. Slow down around corners
  24. Be aware of your blind spots
  25. Do not tailgate
  26. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  27. If you are being tailgated, change lanes when possible to reduce potential danger.
  28. Merge cautiously (Check your blind spots)
  29. Listen for sirens (Do not have music too loud)
  30. Have a co-driver assist with keeping an eye out on traffic
  31. If someone may have fallen asleep, honk your horn to wake them up!
  32. Steer to avoid the accident, but do not steer into a worse accident.
  33. Steer clear of negligent drivers.
  34. Avoid being between two large trucks that could squish you during a sudden stop.
  35. Have good tread on your tires
  36. Have the correct tires for the season
  37. When you see a vehicle losing control, slow down and steer way clear to avoid getting hit by any chain reaction that may be about to happen.
  38. Defog all your glass before driving. Your air conditioner will do this.
  39. Keep your windows clean for better visibility.
  40. Don’t drink and drive.
  41. Don’t use medications that make you drowsy and then drive.
  42. On a motorcycle avoid locking up both wheels at the same time because the bike will drop.
  43. Make sure vehicle has anti-lock breaks (ABS), (standard issue on cars in the U.S. since the 90’s. The U.S. federal government required all new cars to have ABS by September 1, 2011)
  44. Make sure the vehicle has traction control (In the United States, the NHTSA has mandated ABS in conjunction with Electronic Stability Control under the provisions of FMVSS 126 as of September 1, 2013)
  45. Buy or lease vehicles with all the extra safety features
    1. Blind spot detectors
    2. Automatic breaking
    3. Adaptive cruise control
    4. Lane keep assist

 

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