How to drive safely – Most of us blame rash driving and drinking & driving for car crashes. But, disturbances due to small incidents can lead to mishaps too. We discuss these petite distractions which can lead to massive tragedies.
We all are aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of driving.
There is nothing new to learn here. Irrespective of this, there is no respite in road accidents. We have numerous people losing their lives in these mishaps every day.
The most common reasons for these catastrophes include rash driving, drinking & driving, amateur driving, and more. As responsible citizens we all are expected to know that these are against the law.
In this article we do not discuss any of these major and obvious reasons for car accidents.
Instead, we take a look at the silly mistakes that most drivers commit that can result in massive accidents and can lead to death.
1). Eating While Driving:
Yes! This is a very common activity. In our daily lives, at times we do not get the time to grab a meal. While getting late to office in the morning many people prefer to take a bite while driving. Even the best of drivers would get distracted while eating. Hence, we advise drivers not to get into this multi-tasking.
2). Switching the Music System:
Listening to music while driving is fun and it gives good company, especially when driving alone. At the same time, this is a big disturbance too. While changing radio stations the driver may take his eyes off the road, resulting in a calamity. We request drivers to please concentrate only on driving!
3). Turning Around While Driving:
Most parents get their children seated on the back seat of the car. They may get troubled by them and may have to turn around to speak to them. In such situations, we urge all parents to park the car, get the matter resolved and then get back to driving. One small mistake can cost you the life of your loved ones and others on the road too.
4). Talking and Texting:
Using mobile phones while driving is an offence in most countries, including India. The authorities charge a fine for this act. In spite of this, most drivers do not give up on using their cell phones which leads to tragedies.
All the above-mentioned acts are examples of distracted driving. Most car crashes today are a result of this error or ‘silly mistake’. If each of us pledges to drive safely, we can surely save many lives.
Nothing is more precious than life. Save yours and that of others too. Drive safely and diligently!