CHECK AIR PRESSURE REGULARLY
Ensure the air pressure of the tyres are as per the recommended level. This would make your ride safe, lesser bouncy and help you get good mileage.
CHECK THE BRAKES
Make it a habit to check the brakes before you start driving. This would help in preventing accidents and loss to lives and property.
ALWAYS WEAR A SEAT BELT
Safety belts can prevent fatal accidents. During a crash, the difference between the belted persons’ stopping distance and the unbelted persons’ stopping distance is significant. Safety belts distribute the forces of rapid deceleration over larger and stronger parts of the person's body, such as the chest, hips and shoulders. The difference between wearing a safety belt and not can be your life.
While on two wheeler always use helmets both for rider and pillion. This can help prevent fatal accidents.
ADJUST THE MIRRORS
Adjusting the mirrors to the correct position while driving would provide clear, uninterrupted view to the driver and would help in understanding road conditions and the distance between the car and any object.
DRIVE AT RECOMMENDED SPEED LIMIT FOR OPTIMUM MILEAGE
Most of the cars today come with the recommend speed limits for optimum mileage.
USE INDICATOR LIGHTS WHILE TAKING TURNS
Indicator lights should always be used while taking turns to avoid collision with other vehicles
WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WHILE DRIVING
Wear protective clothing including covered shoes can go a long away to minimize the injuries in case of the unfortunate accidents.
FOLLOW TRAFFIC RULES
Always follow all the traffic rules. They are made for your safety. Observe speed limits.
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE
Never drink alcohol and drive. Alcohol and certain drugs, both illegal and legal, can severely impair driving skills. Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause dangerous drowsiness.
DO NOT DRIVE WHILE TALKING ON MOBILE PHONES
Concentrate while driving. Make sure you always have a clear head before driving.
DO NOT DRIVE WHEN YOU ARE TIRED
If you are tired, don't risk the safety of yourself and others on the highway by trying to drive. Avoid driving long stretches without rest.
NEVER DRIVE IN A HURRY
Allow yourself some extra time to reach your destination. Provide for traffic jams. Do not drive in a hurry. If you have the extra time, you can be more relaxed while driving and thereby cut down on excessive speeding, tailgating and weaving in and out between cars.
DRIVE CARS WITH SAFETY FEATURES
Safety should always be a top priority while buying a vehicle. It is always better to drive one which has both driver and passenger air bags. Find out what type of safety systems are in the car and choose the safest to protect you and your loved ones in the event of a collision.
Avoid unnecessary speeding, rapid acceleration and braking. By doing so not only will you be saving on the mileage you will also make your life safer as well as life of those on the roads.