Traffic accidents can happen to anyone! To prevent it, in addition to running at the right speed, you should equip yourself with safe driving experiences. Here are the sharing that you can refer to.
Speeding is one of the safe driving experiences that you should follow
Safe driving experiences to keep in mind
- Always check the condition of the tire and make sure your tires are inflated to the standard pressure level
- Avoid puddles: they may be disguising the wormhole
- If the car starts water skiing – what happens when there is a water layer between the wheel and the road surface, resulting in a loss of driving, do not brake immediately, nor drive. Release the gas pedal to slow down until you feel the wheels stick back to the road surface
- One of the most important safety driving experiences you need to remember is that if you drive in bad weather (fog, rain, etc.), turn on the fog lights or close-up lights, decelerate before you Enter a fog or remember the function of heating glass and wiper …
- Increase safety distance in bad weather conditions, such as rain, fog …
- Dry your feet and shoes before entering the vehicle: wet feet may easily slip off the pedals. For women, high heels are always “close friends”, but you should also prepare a low heel or low heel shoes to use when driving.
Cars that you must be especially wary of when traveling on the road:
- Vehicles where the driver’s vision is limited – for example, trucks loaded with goods and without side mirrors
- Vehicles “wandering” on the road – maybe the car is faulty on the handlebars or dampers, maybe the driver is drunk or sleepy
- Vehicles that are dirty, rusty, lack of parts or blind smoke exhaust – its machinery may be in poor condition
- Trucks carrying packaged or negligent goods, or bulky freight cars on roofs – goods may suddenly fall on the road, causing accidents
- Children and / or mischievous pets – drivers may not be able to concentrate on the road
- Vehicles with stickers on the doors, bags of luggage, and many passengers – the driver’s vision may be limited.
When is it safe to pass?
When going on the road with only one lane and behind another vehicle, ask yourself if you intend to overtake? If not, keep a distance ahead far enough to allow another vehicle to pass. This means that other cars can pass you, safely enter the space in front of you, and wait for another chance to overtake the next vehicle. Cars that run too close together create a long line of connections that will make it difficult to overtake vehicles and increase the risk of accidents. Even if there is no one behind you, keep a big distance with the front car to increase visibility and safety.
Time to be more careful when driving:
- When the sky is dark
- Traffic rush hour in the morning and evening
- “Closed” hours of bars and nightclubs
- Near and on weekends, when there are many people driving after drinking alcohol
- On holidays or on weekends, many drivers often watch the road rather than concentrate on driving
- Should be calm and relaxed in the evening. Young drivers are at high risk of collisions at night
- Do not drink alcohol while driving. And not for people who drink alcohol or can just take medicine for a ride. Remember that pills without a doctor’s prescription can also cause drowsiness
- Adding a safe driving experience is that you should only use a mobile phone when it is safe for driving (for example, wearing headphones, or using bluetooth or you use a voice control like a car Ford Fiesta). Absolutely not texting or surfing the net while driving.
- Loud music, eating and smoking can distract you while driving
- Always buckle up. And ask other people in the car to also wear seat belts
Keeping the right distance is one of the safe driving experiences that you should always remember
Experience safe driving for “new drivers” in long journeys
And when there’s a new car, the first thing you think will be a trip somewhere, to the long-running beaches. However, “how to drive” how to have a safe trip for the whole family?
With long trips, the most worrisome thing is the case of tired driving, then, playing music or opening a window will not help. Ideally, find a convenient parking position to rest – areas where many people pass by (to ensure security), where there is a cool shade … Remember, gas stations along the road 1A or the road Ho Chi Minh is always willing to let you park thanks to the car, but this place always has toilets and clean water for you to use, only one thing to note: we are the ones to help …
Not only is the law banned, men should remember that some refreshing beer beers on the road can have unintended consequences. If you want to be alert, think about energy drinks.
Also, remember to take medicines that are not prescribed by doctors like allergy medicine or muscle relaxants can also cause drowsiness. Please read the instructions for use of medicines, especially sedatives.
Always keep a distance of 3 cars in length compared to the car ahead and increase with speed and visibility is limited due to weather or corners.
Always watch the rearview mirror, a quick glance is all you need to do to avoid an accident. Also, be aware, if you can’t see the mirror of the car ahead, the driver of that car can’t see you!
The most important thing: Drive safely
A very small but very important job for long trips: Tires are properly cared for
Refer to some of the Center’s useful tips to study the factors affecting the control of IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists):
- Pack your luggage carefully: losing luggage can confuse you, and if the driver needs to brake quickly, unpackaged luggage can “fly” forward, causing injury the person sitting in the car
- Put heavy luggage in the luggage compartment
- Do not put too much baggage and passengers on the bus. If not, you will have limited visibility. Make sure you always see the road
- Driver’s seat should be adjusted in a straight and safe position. Please adjust the air conditioner in cool mode – not too cold
- Watch the gas meter to make sure you don’t run out of fuel in the middle of the road. Running out of fuel while running on the road will put you at risk and expensive to call for help
- Check tire pressure before departure. The wheel should have greater pressure when the vehicle is full and heavy.
- Check the tires regularly according to the user manual so that the tires, including spare tires, are always in the best operating condition.
- Driving on strange roads can make you lose confidence. Satellite navigation systems can help and allow drivers to choose fast and easy routes, but costs can be a bit expensive. It is better to plan carefully for the trip before you leave, use the map or an online route finder.
Above are some shared experiences about safe driving. If you have any other useful sharing, please share it so everyone can have the trip smoothly!