10 Common Driving Mistakes

  1. Loosing attention - 'zoning out'

    • Stay relaxed but totally focused.
    • Concentrate on your journey not your pending issues.
  2. Driving while drowsy

    • Take breaks frequently or as required.
    • Make sure to get adequate rest before long trips.
  3. Becoming distracted inside car (cell phone, radio,passengers)

    • Avoid using cell phone while driving.
    • Plan your trip and study your trip prior to commencing.
  4. Failing to adjust to adverse weather conditions

    • Slow down in rain.
    • Allow longer stopping distances.
    • Adjust for poor visibility.
  5. Driving aggressively (tailgating, jumping red lights, and stop signs, etc.)

    • Allow yourself ample time to make the trip.
    • Remain calm and drive with a safety cushion.
  6. Changing lanes without checking blinds spots

    • Signal, check mirrors, then use quick glance.
    • Make lane changes gradually.
  1. Changing lanes without checking blinds spots

    • Signal, check mirrors, then use quick glance.
    • Make lane changes gradually.
  2. Making assumptions about other drivers intentions

    • Drive defensively.
    • Allow cushion for the unexpected.
    • Make your intentions clear, use turn signals etc.
    • Obey the traffic signs.
    • Remember the speed limit is the legal limit in ideal conditions.
  3. Ignoring essential auto maintenance (brake lights, bald tyres, etc.)

    • Do weekly maintenance checks.
    • Replace brake pads every 15000 kms.
 

Courtesy:- Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India


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