Averting a Wreckage- Diligent Ways to Stay Safe on the Highway

DRIVING…! With more and more cars sold each year and the rate of traffic conjunction increasing, driving peacefully on the road, especially on busy highways have become more difficult than imaginable!

You will find countless people driving to school, to work or even to run their daily errands. In fact, a study reveals that people in Australia spend an average of 100 minutes in driving each day for whatever reason it may be!

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Stats also reveal car collisions and crashes to be one major cause of stress, injury and expenses. To help young/1st time drives avoid such unwanted accidents Academy of Driving Excellence– presents intensive auto and manual driving courses conducted by accredited, patient and professional instructors in Melbourne.

By teaching them all the fundamentals of defensive driving and making them confident blokes behind the steering wheel, we ensure that ‘Safe-driving’ turns out to be their second-nature.

On That Note – Here’s A List of Safety Tips Which Drivers Should Follow to Tackle Whatever Comes Their Way on the Highway.

Inspect Your Vehicle Properly – You need to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top condition. And you can do that by prioritising all the basic maintenances such as cleaning/replacing the windshields, wiper blades, tires and even looking at the engine condition. Also make a habit of inspecting the vehicle battery, cooling and heating systems, fluids and other mechanical aspects of your vehicle for your peace of mind.

Also be sure to have spare tires, auxiliary tools and other necessities in case your car stops running and leaves you stranded probably in inclement weather conditions.

Always Use Your GPS – Most cars come with state-of-the-art GPS navigation systems for proper route guidance. Use it if you are driving through someplace you are not familiar with. These devices help keep you on the safest path and not end up on dead-ends or dangerous streets. It also allows you to get an idea about the traffic up-ahead and figure out another route to avoid that jam.

Always Follow the Road Signs & Rules – Road rules are there for a reason. So follow them always. Check your speed limits, and look for stop signs, pedestrian crosswalk indications or yield signs.

The more you start respecting and following the road rules, the more you will stay safe on the highway.

Follow All the Key Defensive Driving Lessons – One of the best ways to stay safe on a busy highway is to be a defensive driver and following its fundamental rules whenever sitting behind the steering wheel. Those include as follows –

Keep your eyes on the road ahead and use those viewing mirrors (both the side-view and the rear-view) to get a proper idea of the nearby cars and road situation. This will allow you to know your blind spots. Also, look to provide indications prior to changing lanes or turning.

Slowing down at every intersection and maintaining plenty of space (keeping a 3-6 second distance to be precise) from the other cars so that you can stop gently instead of a screeching halt- which only increases the chances of a Whiplash injury.

Bucking up and keeping all distractions aside when sitting behind the steering wheel. Statistically, distractions such as texting or speaking over the phone increase your odds of a collision by 23 times. So, look to firstly buckle up your seatbelts (treat it a non-negotiable rule) and minimise all possible distractions. Keep your eyes and focus on your driving conditions until you decide to make a pit stop or reach your intended destination.

In Addition To These Tips –

Always look to get detailed information on the road/highway condition. Check the weather and incident reports before going out. If the conditions are too risky, don’t drive. Instead, take public transport.

The same applies to when you are too drunk! Drunk driving is not only an offence, but it also poses a big risk to your life and others on the road. Never drive if you have had too much to drink. Take a cab or better allow someone (preferably one who isn’t drunk) to drive you home.

If you are not sure about your driving skills at night or in low-light conditions, then stick to driving during the daytime when visibility won’t be an issue.
Lastly, if you have to drive long hours, then make it a habit of taking breaks every two hours. Stretch out, eat/drink to energise yourself and then resume. It will prevent body fatigue and allow you to keep your focus on the road.

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For those looking for ‘week intensive driving course lessons near me’; Academy of Driving Excellence offers well-planned and structured lessons conducted by proud members of the ADTAV.

Our intensive learn to drive courses are meant for both beginners and seasoned drivers wanting to refresh their skills. Plus, we also give you the liberty to choose your training time.

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