It’s incredibly easy to be distracted, or if you’ve been in an accident, to be extremely cautious when driving. Here are a couple of lists to keep in mind when you’re cruising down the roads.

Things to remember when driving:

  1. Don’t rush through parking.
  2. Be consistent when braking and accelerating.
  3. Handle the curves in the road – slow down if you need to.
  4. Always look both ways before you enter an intersection.
  5. Follow at a safe distance.
  6. Always shoulder check.
  7. Use your turn signals – it helps people know where you’re going.
  8. Make sure you understand how to use a 4-way stop.

The 11 most common driver distractions (according to SGI):

  1. Texting
  2. Using a cellphone or smartphone
  3. Eating and drinking
  4. Talking to passengers
  5. Grooming
  6. Reading, including maps
  7. Using a navigation system or GPS
  8. Watching a video
  9. Adjusting a radio, CD, MP3 player
  10. Smoking
  11. Pets

Want to know more? Take the SGI Practice Quiz and test your memory of traffic safety rules. Help us make our roads safer.