How Can We All Be Better Drivers?

How to be a better driver

While it’s hardly a goal for most of us in terms of driving, driving safely, but whether you’re going on plenty of road trips or just the average commute to work every single day, there are little things that we can all do to make sure that we are making the most of our abilities on the road. It seems that now, more people are selfish than there are selfless on the road. The increasing amount of traffic, combined with the fact that pretty much everybody needs their car in this day and age, means that there’s a higher risk of accidents all over the country. What can we all do to ensure that we improve our skills just a little bit more?

Stop Driving Distracted

As we have an abundance of distractions in the car, from our smartphone to the modern-day functions inside the vehicle, there’s more to distract us than ever before. Many a car accident settlement is, unfortunately, based on the fact that driving distracted is culprit number one. It still seems that most people are more than happy to use their phone while on the road. If we all stop using our phone and also prepare for our journey before we get into the vehicle by lining up our music and so forth, we will all stand a better chance. We all need some more focus out there.

Start Defensive Driving

Nobody wants to go on an actual course to re-learn how to drive, but it’s an excellent way to save money on your car insurance or remove points from your driving record. Defensive driving is one of those things that we can all roll our eyes at, but it’s a little thing for a significant discount on our insurance. If you’ve been driving for a long time, you can quickly get into bad habits. So, perhaps think about a little refresher course before they send you to Driver’s Ed for something a lot worse.

Cover Your Blind Spots

Many of us don’t drive with our mirrors in the correct positions. Most of us have the mirrors folded in so much that we only see the sides of the cars. But if we adjust them further, so we can see the actual transition of a vehicle passing behind us from left to right, we have a much clearer field of vision. It’s important to play around with this, but also, you don’t need to crane your neck around every single time you change lanes.

Being a better driver doesn’t just mean refreshing your skills, but it’s fine-tuning those things that may set you back. Driving is one of those things that we can think that after we’ve passed our test, that it is done and dusted. In fact, this is when your lessons begin. For the benefit of everyone else, and yourself on the road, make little tweaks as you go, and they will serve you well throughout your driver’s life.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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