Speed Bumps: How To Drive Safely

It is mandatory to have a safety vest in the car and a warning triangle in the trunk! If you stop, don’t forget to put on your yellow vest before getting out of your vehicle and to place the triangle at least 150 meters before the accident. Also don’t drive with speed and look out for cheap speed bumps  and reduce speed.

Courtesy at the wheel, a safety factor on the road

Driving courtesy is not only a question of politeness but also of safety. Incivility on the road often translates into dangerous behavior that can lead to accidents. Keep calm and stay courteous: traffic conditions will improve.

Drive Safely And Serenely

Here are some principles to apply for a more serene driving:

Stay calm: there is no point in getting upset because of a traffic jam, a user who seems to be looking for his way, or any other unexpected event on the road. To lose control of yourself is to risk losing control of your vehicle.

Do not forget the indicators: it may seem obvious to you, but many motorists do not use them to signal a change of direction or an exit from a parking space, sometimes out of sheer laziness. Don’t make the same mistake; always remember to signal to other road users which direction you are going.

Check blind spots: when you swerve to overtake a vehicle or enter a roundabout, ensure that no car or two-wheeler is in your blind spot.

Respect safety distances: in the event of emergency braking, you risk hitting the vehicle in front of you if you drive too close to it. If you overtake, do not fall back “fishtail,” that is, too close in front of the overtaken vehicle: this attitude tends to exasperate users.

Park in the appropriate places: do not park on pedestrian crossings, on the emergency lane, on roads intended for emergency services (firefighters, etc.), or on a cycle path, which would force cyclists to move away and put themselves in danger.

Drive in your lane: do not use the bus lanes in town; stay in the right lane on the motorway if you are not overtaking. Driving in the wrong place can surprise other users and cause accidents.

Anticipate the behavior of other road users

Anticipation is one of the keywords on the road: you must always try to anticipate the reactions and possible errors of other users, changes in the surface, curves, and bends. Here are some examples of questions to ask yourself:

A Car Has A Foreign License Plate: Is Its Driver Used To Roads?

It’s raining, and a cyclist is moving along the road: does he see well enough, or is he in danger of slipping or swerving?

Children run on the sidewalk: Will they cross without looking?The vehicle in front is driving very slowly: will it stop or change direction without putting on the turn signal?In general, you should always consider all the users with whom you share the road and try to imagine what may happen in the coming seconds. Thus, you will be less surprised and will be able to react more calmly.