Vigilance and caution are two main things that must be put forward when you want to implement safe driving methods . Because if you are careless, the risk of an accident is inevitable.
Statistics prove that in Indonesia, 80% of accidents are caused by bad attitudes of motorists. This is also agreed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Global Road Safety segment .
The fact that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children and young adults, and cause 50 million injuries each year.
Traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death for children to young adults aged 5-29 years. For that, safe driving behavior must be applied. “
Safe driving that must be considered
Not a few drivers still ignore safe driving while on the highway. Avoid this by getting used to driving safely as below.
- Always wear a seat belt .
Far or near, always wear your seat belt every time you ride. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts can reduce the risk of serious injury and serious injury. So, no matter how far you drive, always use your seat belt properly.
- Focus and concentrate with your surroundings .
Maintaining concentration is very important when driving. The reason is, this will help you to stay focused on the road in front of you and be aware of the surrounding conditions. Avoid various activities that can interfere with driving concentration, such as playing on your cell phone.
- Keep a safe distance .
In article 62 PP No. 43 of 1993 concerning Traffic Procedures, it is stated that “The driver, when following or behind another vehicle, is obliged to maintain a distance from the vehicle in front of him.”
This safe distance is intended so that the driver behind has time to react when the vehicle in front of him makes a sudden braking due to something. That way successive accidents can be prevented.
- Check the rearview mirror before switching lanes .
Before changing lanes or overtaking another vehicle, make it a habit to check your rearview mirror. Check the conditions on the back, left and right of the car through the rearview mirror, to ensure that the situation is safe and allows you to change lanes.
- Understand and obey traffic rules .
Many people are familiar with traffic rules but don’t obey them. For example, such as not stopping at a red light, parking under a no-parking sign, going against the current, and so on.
This is of course very dangerous, not only for you, but also for other road users. The five things above are safe driving procedures that you can implement in your driving activities. Please apply and hope it is useful!