Several statistics have proved that teens aged from 15 to 19 are most prone to accidents. The main reason for it is most recklessness because teenagers these days have no respect for traffic rules and regulations. Yes, sure some accidents are unavoidable, but there are also some that can be avoided if the driver is a bit more careful. It goes without saying that it is imperative for any driver to be responsible behind the wheel.
Here are some great tips which would help you a lot in avoiding major accidents:-
Keep your eyes on the road at all times: Remember, when you are driving, your whole attention should be into it. It’s easy to get distracted by what is happening inside the car, but you should be responsible towards the task at hand. Cars aren’t the place for multi-tasking, so you should refrain from doing things like brushing your teeth or combing your hair (yes people actually do these things) in the car. Total concentration is of utmost importance.
Avoid talking on the phone in the car: This is one of the most frequent mistakes people make while driving. Whether you have hands free model or not you will be distracted. The best thing that you can do turn off the cell phone, so you don’t get the urge of answering it every time it rings.
Don’t change the music too often: Though it’s advisable not to listen to music while you are driving, nobody really follows it. But if you are listening to music, make sure that you don’t have to change the CDs every now and then. Prepare a playlist of your favourite songs and keep it aside for everyday use.
Never get drunk in a car: This is how most accidents occur. Not only there are several dangers at it, but your license can also get revoked and your car impounded if caught. If you have to drink, take public transport or ask a driver to take you home. Also, in several states, if you are caught driving in your car, you could end up in jail and would have to pay a huge fine.
Avoid areas where construction work is being done: Change the routes which you usually take to school, college or work if there is any construction work going on that route. Construction debris can cause tire blowouts which can lead to fatal accidents.
Take note of the speed limits: Needless to say, we all know that taking a car to high speeds maximises the chances of accidents which is why you should always maintain speed limits especially in highways where the margin of error is minimum.