Defensive Driving Tips

Categories: Taking Care

If it’s been a while since you completed your Driver’s Education Program or took a driving test, chances are you may have let your “safety habits” slip a bit.Here is a quick list of tips that may refresh your memory and help keep you safe when you’re out on the road:

Buckle up, every time, even for quick trips.
Keep your back window free of clutter so you can see.
Use your mirrors, but don’t rely on them; always turn and look too.
Drive within the speed limit; under the limit if road conditions are poor.
Keep a safe distance between you and other drivers: one car length for every 10 mph.
Make sure your car is in good repair.
Avoid distractions: no eating, texting, reaching for things in the back seat, etc.
Pay attention to other cars: it is often the “other” driver that causes the accident.
Don’t drive aggressively.
Remember that there is no place you need to be that is worth risking your life to get there.
If you are in an accident and need an attorney, contact the law offices of Van Sant Law, LLC.