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Are You Alright On The Road?



By Features Desk



Saturday, May 20, 2017.


Being able to drive is a wonderful skill. Not only do your give yourself the freedom to get around independently, but you can also often find that driving makes your life a little bit easier. From traveling to work to going on road trips, being a car owner is one of life’s most satisfying pleasures - whether you acknowledge that or not. But, that doesn’t automatically mean that we should all be on the road. Roads can be dangerous, and it’s important that we all know how to stay safe. So it’s time to ask yourself, are you really alright on the road?


Safety Features

One of the first things you have to ask yourself is about your car. So you know how to drive and physically get the car to go, but do you know all about your car and what it can do? Do you know what all the lights mean and what the buttons are for? Do you know where your airbags and how they’re activated? If not, you might want to look at your manual or visit your dealer to get the lowdown. It could save you if you’re ever in danger.


Insurance

We all know that we need the proper insurance cover to be on the road. But, do you know whether you have the right level of cover or not? What benefits do you get with your insurance? It’s worth speaking to your company to find out exactly what you get. It’s not worth waiting until you need it to find out that you have insufficient cover. You might find that you need a car accident lawyer in the future and having the right level of insurance can help you with that.


Awareness Of Others


Knowing that you’re safe on the road is one thing, but what about other drivers? You could be the most cautious, careful, conscientious driver in the world, but you can never control the actions of other road users. There are so many threats on the road, which you have to be super aware of others and know what to look out for in case you need to act fast. Tiredness and distractedness are just some of them, but you need to be cautious of every other driver if you’re going to be safe on the roads.


Car Service

Safe driving is also no match for an unsafe car. You could drive within the speed limit, take corners slowly, and be cautious around passengers, but if your car is about to break, it could cause you a lot of problems. So, you need to make sure you stay on top of your car service checkups and make sure your dealer keeps it in tip top condition.


Emergency Stop

So, you know how your car works, you’ve got the right cover, you’re careful around other road users, and you stay on top of your services - but would you be able to stop your car carefully and quickly should you need to? Emergency braking can be a scary maneuver, but if you’ve not had to do it since your test, you may feel a little rusty. Always be alert and drive as if you’re going to need to stop safety at a moment's notice.


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Are You Alright On The Road?

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