Courteous and Safe Driving
We all use and share roads together; therefore, everybody has a duty to avoid accidents, be forgiving, and behave responsibly on the road. This includes accepting the responsibility of being courteous and aware of others on the road. Drivers must always be aware of what is happening on and around the road (pedestrians, kids, school buses. other cars, any other moving vehicles, etc.) and not just looking straight ahead. Commercial vehicle drivers are subjected to DOT laws and regulations regarding safe driving. The ability to drive a vehicle with courtesy and consideration towards other motorist and pedestrians is a sign of professional driver.
- Some Safe Driving Tips:
- Obey traffic rules, right-of-way, stop signs, and yielding laws.
- Follow recommended maintenance procedures for your vehicle.
- Frequently check your tires and keep your car clean.
- Be well rested before driving, especially if you must drive long distance.
- Always use a seat belt, and do not use a cell phone.
- Avoid taking medication that can make you drowsy.
- Avoid distractions when you are driving. Remember, driving requires your full attention.
- Do not take other drivers’ actions personally.
- Reduce your stress by planning your route a head (use GPS or map).
- Be patient and courteous towards other drivers.
- Respect other drivers on the road. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and those ahead of you.
- Do not over react to aggressive drivers.
- Speed, anger, and aggression increase accidents on the road.
- Do not let your passenger distract you.
- Remember, bad manners and careless behavior are major causes of accidents.