5 Ways to Become a Safer Driver

What are the reactions of people when they ride with you? Do they often grab the overhead handles as you go around corners or make turns? Do they look pale and shaken at the end of the ride? Do people start to pray when riding with you?


Although we are making light of the situation, you may want to take these remarks to heart. Maybe it’s time to take a look at your skills and determine how to become a safer driver. After all, you don’t want to put yourself, your passengers, or other people on the road at risk.


Here are five ways to become a safer driver from Woods Law KC.


  1. Don’t get distracted.

Stay off your cell phone while driving. Even quick peeks at your cell phone may cause a life-altering event. It’s not only cell phones that cause distractions. Becoming immersed in any other activity besides driving may cause you to get into an accident. Those activities may include conversing with others in the car, listening to music or an audiobook, putting on makeup, or trying to care for a child.


  1. Don’t speed.

Some people look at Google Maps as a guide on how to get from place to place. Others look at Google Maps as a challenge. Such people look at the estimated time of arrival and think, “I can get there faster than that.”


  1. Pay attention to the weather.

We live in the midwest. Although we think that is enough to explain how weather affects driving, maybe we will spell it out a little more. During rain, snow, and ice events, you need to drive slower and more cautiously.


  1. Hold the steering wheel correctly.

If your passengers are tempted to grip the wheel as you drive down the highway, this may indicate that they are uncomfortable with how you are holding the steering wheel.


  1. Don’t assume that other drivers are going to follow the rules of the road.

As you approach an intersection, do a quick glance to make sure that the people coming from the opposite direction are stopping as they should.


We know that you know these rules, but if your loved ones are concerned about your driving, perhaps you should make an attempt to follow our suggestions. Be safe when driving. Someone at home is waiting for you.

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