Most people believe that they are invincible when in their cars, which is why so many of us drive over the speed limit. Unfortunately, speed significantly increases your chances of causing an accident. Not only could you lose control of the car, but you will also have much less time to react should anything happen in front of you, such as another car slowing down as a result of an obstruction. No matter how good you think your reflexes are, driving over the speed limit is never a good idea. Remember that you are not only putting yourself at risk, but other drivers on the road too.
Due to the fact that women tend to stick to the speed limit, women’s car insurance is generally much cheaper than car insurance for men.
Use your indicator
Yes, it does make an annoying noise that is enough to drive anyone crazy if they have been sitting in traffic for a while. But the fact remains that your indicator is there for a reason. While it is essential to use when turning corners, it is even more necessary when changing lanes. Even if you think that nobody is behind you, use your indicator as it will give other drivers a chance to use their brakes if you have forgotten to check your blind spot or if they are speeding and come out of nowhere.
Always have both hands on the wheel
If you have many years of driving experience, it can be quite easy to drive on ‘auto-pilot’. It is also common for people to drive using only one hand, especially in heavy traffic. This, however, can be incredibly dangerous. Should something happen ahead of you on the road, you will have less time to react and avoid an accident if both of your hands are not on the wheel. By remaining alert and driving with both hands, you can increase your reaction time and are more likely to retain control of the vehicle in the case of an emergency – or an unexpected pothole!