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Basic Car Safety Tips

Basic Car Safety Tips
 
While some drivers cannot afford the latest safety features with their vehicles, there are still simple and basic car safety tips to keep yourself safer behind the wheel. As long as you’re not distracted and take full advantage of the safety features available, you should strongly reduce your chances of getting into an accident.
 
One of the easiest but most important things you can do is to wear your seatbelt properly. Many lives are taken every year because the individual’s seatbelt either isn’t worn properly or even on in the first place.
 
Another thing you can do is to make sure you’re aware of all of your surroundings and not just the vehicles around you. Keep an eye on pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists to ensure you and everyone around you is safe.
 
Finally, it’s important not to multitask when driving. This could mean eating food, applying make-up or texting. All of these things can be very distracting even if you think you’re paying attention to the road. Even if you consider yourself a good driver, you never know what will pop out on you so take the safe route and don’t multitask behind the wheel.
 
Patrick Britton