Annually, more than 40,000 people lose their life in automobile accidents each year. Another two million suffer disabling injuries. These startling statistics are from the National Safety Council. The amount of casualties could be reduced if more people learned to drive defensively.
No matter how careful or a skilled driver you are, high speeds, impaired or careless drivers, and not using occupant restraints correctly or not at all, threatens each person on the road.
We have all heard the term to drive defensively. This means that you take responsibility for yourself and your actions and in addition, you are always aware of the other driver’s actions.
Below are some driving tips from the National Safety Council to help reduce risks on the road.
Do not start the engine without securing each passenger in the car, including children and pets. Safety belts save thousands of lives each year! Lock all doors.
Remember that driving too fast or too slow can increase the likelihood of collisions.
Do not kid yourself. If you plan to drink, designate a driver who will not drink. Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all fatal...