This year, make a resolution you can keep and resolve to be a better driver. By committing to a few safe-driving practices and kicking bad habits to the curb, we can all help make the road a safer place. Here is our list of driving resolutions that you can actually keep.
Don’t text and drive. It sounds so simple – but why do so many people still do it? This year, put the phone out of reach while you’re in the car. Not only is this a good practice in self-control (are we not all a bit addicted to our cell phones?), but it’s a habit that’s necessary for the safety of everyone on the road.
Plan to have a designated driver. No excuses. Always make a plan for getting home – and stick to it. If you find that you’ve had more drinks than you planned, or your DD turns out to be less-than-dependable, simply grab a cab or Uber. Your life and the lives of others depend on it.
Wear your seatbelt. Once this becomes a habit, you won’t even have to think twice about buckling up. Buckling up is the number-one life saver in vehicle accidents, so do yourself a favor and make it a habit.
Follow posted signs. From the speed limit to no-passing signs, make it a goal to follow the rules. You’ll save yourself speeding tickets, other drivers will be grateful, and you may even avoid an accident.
Check out this New Year’s Driving Resolutions infographic from The News Wheel and get a head start on becoming a better driver today!
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