Before turning on the car
engine, make sure everyone is belted in, including
the driver, then lock the doors.
Keep pace with the flow of
traffic. Driving too fast or too slow increases
the probability of a collision.
Stay alert on the road and
don’t let a distraction inside the car
pull your attention away from the road.
Monitor other cars around
you. If another car looks as if it is straddling
a center line, weaving, making wider than normal
turns or abrupt stops at traffic signals, it
could be driven by an impaired driver, Distance
yourself or even pull off the road, if possible.
If an oncoming car is crossing
into your lane, pull over to the side of the
road, honk the horn and flash your lights. Contact
police immediately if you witness a driver who
appears to be driving suspiciously.
Keep a cool head on the road.
Don’t speed up to beat another vehicle
to a traffic merge. Respect the right of way
Don’t tailgate another
car. Always practice the three-second following
distance or a three-second plus following distance.
If you want to go out after
work to celebrate a birthday or big promotion,
find someone who won’t drink alcohol and
can serve as the designated driver. Drunken driving
accounts for nearly half of all fatal motor vehicle