Driving Mistakes You Should Change This New Year
So what will you change this year to help you become a better driver? If 2014 was a really bad year for you on the road, you might want to make some changes to your driving habits and attitude. Find out if you are guilty of the following and strive to change your ways:
Not paying attention
This is the worst thing that you can do while on the road. But with a lot of distraction in and outside the car, it’s so easy to take your eyes and attention off the road. To avoid any more troubles or possible accidents, give driving your full attention. Stay alert and think driving thoughts.
Unpredictable driving is not only bad for you, but also for your car. Heavy braking and accelerating will cause it to go into premature wear and tear. If your vehicle doesn’t survive the year before you have to see a mechanic, it could be your fault. So make sure to drive consistently and properly.
Not holding back
During rush hour, everyone tends to become angry and impatient on the road. But there are times when another motorist throws a challenge at you at the red light. Rather than give in to your baser instincts, keep your anger in check. Don’t invite trouble. Focus on staying safe and arriving on your destination in one piece. It is also wise to plan your trip before you drive out to avoid any problems along the way that will surely raise your ire up.
Driving too close
How would you feel if other drivers are tailgating you? Alarmed? Angry? Whichever is the case, no one likes tailgating, so make sure to avoid doing this if you are guilty. You might think that all you’re doing is reminding them that they are driving too slow, but the outcome might be really bad.
So which driving mistake are you guilty of?