Driving safety is one of the most overlooked safety related issues in America. Hundreds of people die in motor vehicle accidents every day. In fact, someone dies almost every ten minutes due to an auto related tragedy. Among people between the ages of 5 and 34, auto accidents are responsible for the highest percentage of deaths in the United Sates.
By following simple yet critical driving safety guidelines, you can greatly diminish the tragic consequences associated with driving.
You can't control the driving actions of others around you, but if you do your part and share your driving safety wisdom with those you care about,
you make our roadways a safer, better place to be.
Driver Safety by State
Remember, DMV traffic laws and regulations vary from state to state. Find out the specific Safety Laws posted by the DMV for your state:
Here's some do's and don'ts to help keep you on the road safely for years to come.
Buckle Up -- Every year over 10,000 lives are saved by seat belts
Drive Defensively - Defensive Driving vastly improves your chances of avoiding potential accidents
Take care of your vehicle - A car that runs good and is mechanically sound is less prone to accidents
Drink and Drive - Almost 50% of fatal car crashes are alcohol related
Break Traffic Laws - Speeding, dangerous, and aggressive driving seriously increase the probability of automobile accident
Drive Drowsy - Sleepy drivers are involved in more accidents every year than drunk drivers. Safe driving requires you be prepared and alert at all times
There are many factors that can cause accidents: physical and emotional fatigue, depression, stress and anger, or driver error caused by distractions, inattentiveness or carelessness. Want to know more about the following topics: