Road Safety Tips for Drivers

By: MML Marketing

Road Safety Tips for Drivers

As we drive on the road every day, it’s important for us to practice patience, to be attentive and to be cautious. Road safety is a shared responsibility among everyone.

Here are some recommended safety-driving tips and habits to make your journey more safe:

  • Follow traffic rules and regulations at all times.
  • Do not speed – going faster means it will take a longer braking distance.
  • Lookout for smaller, vulnerable road users: cyclists or power-assisted bicycle users, and pedestrians like children and the elderly, who may dash across the road.
  • Never beat the red light – slow down when nearing traffic lights and be prepared to stop when the traffic lights turn amber.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol, or when you have taken medication that causes drowsiness
  • Never drive while using your mobile device.
  • Give way to emergency vehicles such as police vehicles and ambulances
  • Observe lane discipline and look out for traffic hazards ahead, such as traffic congestion due to accidents and road works.
  • Signal in advance when changing lanes or turning; you should alert other road users of your intention early to prevent accidents.
  • Do not tailgate and keep a safe following distance – this gives you little time to react if the vehicle in front slows down or brakes suddenly.
  • Do not overtake unless the road is clear, and never do so at corners and bends
  • Get familiar with the controls and maneuverability of your vehicle.
  • Do not drive when you are very tired and sleepy.

We should always follow traffic rules, signs, and signals, and be considerate to other road users. We all have a responsibility towards Road safety.

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