Texting and driving, drinking and driving, speeding, distractions whilst driving from your phone, the GPS, putting on makeup, etc. – these are bad driver habits that form part of a long list of other related driver behaviours. If you value your life and the lives of other people, especially your loved ones who may be in the car with you, you will avoid these habits. A responsible driver makes their personal safety – and the safety of passengers and other road users – a priority.
To start combating any bad or dangerous driving habits you may have today, consider the following:
- Make sure you understand and use all the features of your tracking device. Advanced tracking devices have a wide variety of features and benefits, and it can sense your driving behaviour. You are able to monitor your driving style such as speeding, harsh braking and harsh cornering, for example, and the device will produce an alert warning you to such driving habits. This will not only help you in changing your driving behaviour but can also help reduce your insurance premiums due to good driving.
- Focus on the road and other road users. Do not get distracted by anything inside the car like your phone. By doing this you will most likely be able to see oncoming dangers on the road and immediately take corrective action to avoid them.
- Stick to the law – don’t drink and drive! There are so many options available to us today to ensure that we don’t get behind the wheel when we have had one too many. Sure, it may cost you a little more than hopping in your car and driving home, but the long-term consequences certainly don’t outweigh the cost. Don’t overtake on solid lines, make sure you take regular breaks on long trips and driving within the speed limits are all important safety rules of the road.