When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, it's your responsibility to make sure you're operating said vehicle in a safe manner. Failure to do so could put yourself and others in grave danger, and may even lead to you facing criminal charges in the event of a vehicular homicide or vehicular assault incident.
In today's post, we'll take a look at a few tips you can follow to ensure that you aren't driving recklessly:
Avoid using your cell phone - We spend a lot of time on this blog reviewing the dangers of distracted driving, which includes talking on the phone, sending text messages, checking email and other actions that involve using your cell phone while you're driving. If you need to use your cell phone while you're on the road, pull over in a safe spot first.
Give yourself time to get where you're going - According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes [in 2009], and 10,591 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes." To avoid feeling like you have to speed, make sure you plan ahead so that you can make it to your destination on time.
Pay attention to your surroundings - In addition to following basic rules like stopping at traffic lights and using your turn signal, it's important to be aware of everything that's going on around you at all times.
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