Here are some tips on how to do your part for safer traffic and also look out for traffic bump on the road when driving.
Respect Speed Limits
Before stepping on the gas, consider that the speed limit imposed on each lane is no accident. Studies that involve the exact condition of the place, the flow of traffic, and the risks, among other factors, influence this maximum allowed speed.That’s why respecting signage, regardless of whether you’re on a street or highway, is one of the best ways to keep yourself — and everyone around you safe. By maintaining the permitted speed, the driver can react in time in the event of an unforeseen event and control the car itself.
Imagine, for example, an animal on the road or the slippery asphalt: if the vehicle is at high speed, the chances of you being able to swerve or maintain control are very small, which can cause an accident with only your car or involving others. That is traveling there.
Be In Good Condition
Unfortunately, it is common for people to get behind the wheel without the necessary physical and psychological conditions. Sleep or the consumption of drugs and alcohol, for example, can reduce the driver’s reflexes and affect their reasoning, motor coordination, and even judgment.Currently, the penalties for those caught driving while intoxicated are severe, and the possibilities of getting around without driving are varied and relatively accessible. That is, nothing justifies putting your life (and that of others) at risk if you are not in good condition.
Avoid Cell Phone Use
It is not by chance that cell phones are in the crosshairs of traffic accident campaigns: the use of the device behind the wheel drastically reduces the attention that the driver gives to the act of driving and everything that is involved in it, such as monitoring the mirrors, giving arrow and keep an eye on what other vehicles are doing.
The situation is even more serious in relation to text messages, as it is necessary to divert attention from the eyes to the screen. Even for a fraction of a second, this carelessness can be fatal.
Keep A Safe Distance
Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front is an attitude that helps avoid serious accidents and fines. After all, there must be a space between the cars so that the one behind can brake safely in case the one in front is forced to stop or dodge an obstacle.There is the classic two-second rule to calculate this safe distance, but it should not always be a law since several factors can influence the response time of the driver and the car itself, such as light, rain, etc.