Top Ten Highway Safety Rules
Written by Greg on September 4, 2015
With over 50,000 Americans killed on highways – over a thousand of those in Texas and often several hundred around the greater Houston area – a review of safe and defensive driving tips is always a relevant topic.
Let us consider the top ten rules offered by a leading authority on driving safety and then we will refer you to review the other SIXTY suggestions provided by Road Safe America.
The first rule of driving safety is to pay attention to the road and everyone around you. This segues nicely into the second most important rule of the road – don’t trust anybody.
You can never know what distractions may be taking the attention of the drivers around you.
Don’t drive impaired and never use excessive speed – better to be late than not arrive at your destination at all.
Rule number five is to always use your seat belt – which just makes good common sense. Also, never run a red light – countless deaths occur each year due to drivers trying to beat the light.
Too, another simple yet valuable piece of advice is to use your turn signals. This allows the drivers around you to understand your intentions.
Rule number eight is to create a healthy space around you and other vehicles on the road. This allows you an escape option should something unexpected happen.
Finally, slow down in snow and rain and brake slowly in these conditions to avoid hydroplaning. For other tips consult the website Road Safe America and drive safely.
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