10+1 safe driving tips
1. Use the seat belt
During any trip, all passengers, whether sitting in the front or the back, must wear their seat belts correctly.
2. Keep the necessary distances
Always keep the rule of "2 seconds" between your car and the car in the front. Use an imaginary fixed point that the vehicle in the front will pass, count 2 seconds till you pass through that same point.
3. Protect your neck!
Adjust your headrest so that you are protected from any neck injuries.
4. Adjust your driving to the speed limits
Do not exceed the speed limit! Adjust your speed to specific areas (e.g. around schools) according to the presumed speed limits and further reduce your speed in unpredictable weather conditions.
Even a moment of distraction can be fatal. Driving needs your undivided attention.
6. Take breaks
Never drive when tired. On long journeys, take a 15-minutes break from your driving, at least every 2 hours.
7. Turn off your cell phone
There is no conversation or message more important than your or someone else's life.
8. Do not drive when you have consumed alcohol
Any amount of alcohol in the blood (even a small one) affects your driving ability and your reflexes.
9. Protect yourself and those around you
Check once, check even twice! Drive carefully on cyclists, pedestrians and other fellow travelers.
10. Take care of your car’s maintenance
Check regularly: motor oil, water and proper lights’ operation. It is your responsibility to keep your car functional and safe.
11. Keep your calmness!
Drive calmly, politely and without irritation. You, as well, can help reducing aggressive driving that leads to more accidents and increases stress levels.