It is very important to be safe and secure when it comes to driving your car, no matter you are a new driver or an experienced one. Some basic tips can really be helpful to keep your car as well as yourself safe. Here are some important yet simple tips that will help you keep yourself, your passengers and your car safe.
At the time of parking
- Always ensure that all the doors of the car are locked and all the windows are rolled up properly. Remember to switch off all the lights of the car and take the keys with you. This will save your car’s battery and prevent thieves from stealing the car or things inside the car.
- Remove valuable personal belongings from your car.
- Park the car in a well lit, non-isolated area.
- Avoid parking your small car next to very large vehicles or large trees or shrubs, etc.
- Keep all the car papers, insurance papers with you.
- Check if all the parts of your car are working properly.
- Try installing a car alarm to prevent thefts or vandalism.
- Always choose safe and small routs to travel.
- Avoid driving long in severe weather conditions.
- Always keep an emergency road kit and in the boot of the vehicle along with flashlight and first aid kit.
In case of a car breakdown or an accident
- Don’t get out of the car to repair or examine the car’s damage on a busy highway. First get the car at a safe place before checking the car. If you are involved in an accident, and the other car is also present, ask the other car driver to also get to a clear space before talking.
- It is good to keep a roadside assistance policy in hand if you travel long distances in car often.
- If the car breaks down, try pushing it to the side of the road where it is safe and wait for help. Use car help lines to call for help. Do not stand outside the car on a busy road; it is good to stay inside the vehicle.
- In case of isolated, dark roads, do not leave the car and stay inside. Call friends and roadside assistance number immediate help.
Driving dos & don’ts
- Don’t drive when you are too tired or sleepy.
- Avoid distracted driving; don’t talk or text over the mobile phone, or eat and drink while driving and stay focused on the road to avoid accidents.
- Never drive if you’ve had alcohol or any heavy intoxication. This can jeopardize your passengers and other people’s lives.
- Always remember to fasten your seatbelt, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and maintain consistent speed on highways.
- Do be always patient while driving and consider the safety of the people on the road.