"The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better." Richard Rohr
When is comes to practicing safe driving behaviors, we all could use more practice in order to become better. Choose one or two of the following behaviors in order to "practice the better" each time you get behind the wheel.
...walk around your vehicle to make sure there are no kids playing behind or around it.
...hide your cell phone - where you can't reach it - so that it does not serve as a distraction as you drive (remember when no one had to worry about doing this? Cell phone use while driving is becoming the new "Drunk Driving")
...buckle up every trip, and expect all passengers to do so as well, no matter the distance of the trip. Remember, unbuckled passengers can serve as "backseat bullets" careening all over your vehicle in the event of a crash.
...stop at stop signs and taking 3 seconds to look left, look right, look left again - work hard to make sure the street really is clear of other moving vehicles, pedestrians trying to cross, and cyclists making their way along roadways.
…stop to make sure intersections and crosswalks are clear before making lefthand or righthand turns at traffic signals
…observe the speed limit, and drive slower when weather conditions or the presence of children at play, pedestrians, and cyclists dictate doing so.
...be a thinker and use your blinker to signal all turns and lane changes.
…create 3-4 seconds of following distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you so you have time to react to the driving actions of others.
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