The new year is upon us, and you need a resolution. What is better than improving your driving? Even the best of us on the road can stand to improve our skills. As we gain more experience, we tend to get lax behind the wheel. Be safe with the very basics of driving that you may often forget. Here are some great ways to improve your driving in 2021!
Signal for lane changes and turns.
Practicing your turn signal skills is a great way to alert drivers around you to anticipate your movements and keep everyone safe.
Obey all traffic lights.
Traffic lights are there for our safety, and those who choose to run red lights drastically reduce others’ safety. This year, try to obey all traffic lights, even when you are by yourself. This will ensure that you are forming a lifelong habit.
Always fasten your seat belt.
Click it or ticket! Using a seatbelt keeps you safe when you need it most. Also, check to make sure your passengers have their seatbelts fastened before getting on the road.
Stick to the speed limit.
Getting a speeding ticket really slows down your journey. Driving at the speed limit will get you where you need to go safely and in a timely matter.
Don’t drive distracted.
When you are driving, focus up. Put your phone down. Listen to music on a low level. Keep your eyes on your path when driving past accidents. Staying away from distractions will make you a better driver and even help you with some of the above resolutions.
Read your user manual.
You would be surprised to learn how much you don’t know about your car, even if you have had your car with you for years.
Take a driver’s education course.
This is quite possibly the quickest way to refresh your skills. Taking a driver’s education course gives an encompassing view of how to drive well and shows how much you can forget when you first started learning to drive.
Have a collision plan.
Embolden your driving credentials with any of these skills, and you could save yourself from a collision, but sometimes collisions are inevitable. Having a plan that describes exactly what to do after an accident can only help you in the long run. Check out our article from last month to help you form your plan! Also, keep this link handy to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT for easy collision repair.