MISTAKES AND BAD HABITS AVOIDED DURING THE DRIVING

MISTAKES AND BAD HABITS AVOIDED DURING THE DRIVING

Australian countries are growing, and the population is adding more pressure on transport networks. Unsafe driving and mistakes may contribute to the majority of accidents. These include hazardous driving behaviors like ignoring traffic rules, not wearing seat belts, engaging in road rage, etc. are some reasons that cause accidents.

Many people think they know skillful driving and think they are more careful. They need to understand how strong self-deception is.

HERE ARE THE SOME OF THE COMMON MISTAKES TO BE AVOIDED:
ROUNDABOUTS:

The driver should use proper indicators while approaching roundabouts, such as left, right and U-turns. The driver should give appropriate notice to the other road user.

CHANGING LANES AT ROUNDABOUT:

Drivers may change lanes as they wish. But he must indicate and give way in the route they are entering.

EXITING A ROUNDABOUT:

The driver has to drive carefully and slow down the vehicle. If not, there is a chance of a crash with another car.

PEDESTRIANS WHEN TURNING:

When the driver turns left or right at any intersection, the driver should give away to the pedestrian to cross the road that applies with and without traffic lights.

USING HEADLIGHTS AND FOG LIGHTS:
HIGH BEAM:

The driver must not use highlights on a beam less than 200m behind the vehicle in the same direction and less than 200m from an oncoming car.

MAKING U-TURN:

The drivers are not allowed to make U-Turns where no U-turn signal is displayed or a green U-Turn traffic light is displayed.

SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE:

Drivers should maintain sufficient distance behind a vehicle and in In front of them safely to avoid a collision. As a general rule to follow the car, the driver should travel three seconds behind the vehicle as it is sufficient time to prevent a crash.

MOST COMMON MISTAKES:
WEARING YOUR SEATBELT INCORRECTLY:

Even though it is true, it may be hard to believe that around 133 people were killed and among them, 20 per cent of them were injured not wearing a seatbelt. A review conducted by Road safety last year revealed that many of them were wearing seatbelts incorrectly.

METHOD OF DRIVING:

Speeding is an essential factor. Driving too slow and too fast is also a bad habit. Research conducted by David Solomon in the 1950s has noticed that speeding motorists are one of the reasons.

INTERIOR LIGHT AT NIGHT:

A bright light inside the car may also put you and the passengers at significant risk during the night. A bright light around us may reduce the vision outside the vehicle.

NEVER REST YOUR FOOT ON CLUTCH:

Some drivers use the clutch pedal as their resting place for their foot and think that no pressure will apply, but there is a risk by doing such conditions.

RESTING YOUR HAND ON GEAR STICK:

Many people are habited to keep their hand on the gear stick while driving. That should not be done because slight pressure is applied, and a severe problem may occur.

SPEED-LIMITED AREAS:

Be conscious regarding specific areas such as school zone areas. Depending on the weather and traffic, the speed has to be controlled.

LONG TRAVEL DISTANCE:

You must plan reasonable rest periods for long distances.

BAD DRIVING HABITS
  • DRIVING WITHOUT INSURANCE: If you are driving without insurance coverage, it is known as breaking the law. As it is not the right policy.
  • NOT USING YOUR INDICATORS: Using an indicator will avoid accidents, and this indicates the other driver to act accordingly.
  • USING PHONE BEHIND THE WHEEL: The National Security Council states that many accidents happen by using mobile and it takes around four times more chance to crash.
  • RUNNING RED LIGHT: Make sure that passing through the yellow light is safe instead of risking your life.
  • IGNORING TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND SIGNS: Traffic signals and signs are there to make our journey safe and reach our destination safely. So, we need to follow, as it is a safety communication to avoid accidents.

Following safety instructions is needed. As we know, safety is First. We need to avoid mistakes and bad habits during driving.