Driving

Obey the law.

Don’t tailgate.  It limits your reaction time and increases the chance you’ll be in a crash.

Don’t allow children to fight or climb around in your car (they should be buckled in their seats at all times). One accidental bump or too much noise can easily distract you from concentrating on driving safely.

Cell phones can also take your focus away from the task at hand: arriving safely at your destination.

Avoid driving when you’re tired. Be aware that some medications can cause drowsiness and make operating a vehicle very dangerous.

Always wear a seat belt.

Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast, or not using your signals may cause an accident or upset other drivers.

Never drink and drive.

Never pass a stopped bus displaying a stop sign to its left; that’s a signal that children are crossing the street.

If you hear a siren coming behind you, that’s an indication that a police, fire truck, or ambulance is trying to respond to an emergency.  If it’s safe, pull to the side, stop and wait until the vehicle goes by.  If you can’t pull off the roadway, slow down until the emergency vehicles can pass.

 

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