When it comes to auto accidents, one of their top contributing factors is speeding. It is easy to understand why speeding increases your chances of being involved in a crash of some kind: at higher speeds, cars can become difficult to handle and can easily get out of the control of the driver. But what is less easy, on the other hand, is adhering to the set speed limit when there are so many other things vying for your attention on the road. To ensure that you do keep to the speed limit and that you do not put yourself at risk for an auto accident, read on and learn some valuable driving tips!
Driving while neglecting to pay attention to speed limits puts you and other drivers on the road at serious risk. To maintain a safe speed at all times, follow these tips:
- Are You Tailgating? Many people find themselves stuck behind what they consider to be “slow” drivers and, as a result, tailgate them. This unsafe driving practice is viewed by some to be a way to signal to the driver in front of you that they are not going fast enough, but in reality, it could be that you yourself are driving too fast. If you find you are continuously tailgating the drivers in front of you, check your speed and make sure that it is at the posted speed limit.
- The “3-second Rule.” You can monitor your driving speed with a little on-the-road test. As you drive alone behind another car, pick out a marker of some kind, such as a telephone pole or mailbox. Once the car driving in front of you passes that marker, begin counting off to three seconds. You should not reach that marker until three seconds have passed, otherwise, you are driving too fast and therefore to close to the car in front of you. Reduce your speed accordingly. (Make sure you do not take your eyes off of the road during this test.)
- Power of Police Persuasion. As you drive along, pretend as though you just saw a police car on the side of the road. What would your immediate reaction be? If you would continue driving as you are now, you are probably in good shape. If you would automatically go for the brakes to reduce your speed, then you know you might be exceeding a safe speed limit. Pretend as though your driving is always begin judged for its safety and you will greatly reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.
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