5 tips to help you avoid accidents on the road

5 tips to help you avoid accidents on the road

According Arrive Alive, every month there anything between 700 and 1,100 traffic fatalities in South Africa. This does not even take the number of accidents that occur and cause injury or at least the damage to vehicles that are involved in it. While it is all good and well to have car insurance, it is in the best interest of everyone to do everything they can to avoid accidents on the road.

Kill Speed

Most people believe they are invincible when in their cars, so many of us drive over the speed limit. Unfortunately, the speed significantly increases your chances of causing an accident. Not only could lose control of the car, but you will also have less time to react if something happens to him in front of you, as another car slowing as a result of an obstruction. No matter how good you think your reflexes are driving over the speed limit is never a good idea. Remember that not only is being put at risk, but other drivers on the road.

Due to the fact that women tend to stick to the speed limits, car insurance for women is generally much cheaper than car insurance for men.

Use your indicator

Yes, yes makes an annoying noise that is enough to drive anyone crazy if they’ve been sitting in traffic for a while. But the fact is that the indicator is there for a reason. While it is essential to use when turning corners, it is even more necessary when changing lanes. Even if you think there’s no one behind you, use your indicator as it will give other drivers the opportunity to use your brakes if you forgot to check the blind spot or if you are speeding and out of nowhere.

Always keep both hands on the wheel

If you have many years of driving experience, it can be quite easy to drive on ‘autopilot’. It is also common for people to drive with one hand, especially in heavy traffic. This, however, can be very dangerous. In case something happens in front of you on the road, you will have less time to react and avoid an accident if both hands are not on the wheel. By staying alert and drive with both hands, you can increase reaction time and are more likely to maintain control of the vehicle in the event of an emergency – or an unexpected bump!

Be courteous to other drivers

While this is a simple rule that people more thoughtful and still, it could really help avoid a nasty accident. If you are courteous to other drivers, it’s likely to be more aware of what is happening around them. This type of alert will help you stay safe on the road and avoid falling victim to someone who will take the freedom and unity in front of you without indicating or looking behind them.

Do not drink and drive

An obvious suggestion but must always be mentioned due to the high statistics relating to accidents involving drunk driving. Alcohol limits the ability to drive and puts everyone in danger. Just do not do it and you will reduce your risk of having an accident in the middle!

It is therefore evident that the key to avoiding accidents lies in being able to stay alert, sticking to the rules of the road and be courteous to other drivers. Following the previous five tips, you will become a better driver and improve road safety in general. You might even be able to reduce your insurance premium vehicle in the process, too!