Safe Driving 101: A little bit of knowledge goes a long wayJan 21th, 2015
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:
- Don’t rush through parking.
- Be consistent when braking and accelerating.
- Handle the curves in the road – slow down if you need to.
- Always look both ways before you enter an intersection.
- Follow at a safe distance.
- Always shoulder check.
- Use your turn signals – it helps people know where you’re going.
- Make sure you understand how to use a 4-way stop.
The 11 most common driver distractions (according to SGI):
- Using a cellphone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system or GPS
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD, MP3 player
Want to know more? Take the SGI Practice Quiz and test your memory of traffic safety rules. Help us make our roads safer.