To attain the skill of driving is a big responsibility. You are now responsible for the safety of your own life as well as others on the road. The incidents of trauma and death caused due to mistakes made during driving is increasing. It is a very unfortunate situation to be a part of such an occurrence. The guilt of causing harm to another would be very huge. In order to avoid such feelings, it is best if you take this responsibility seriously. You must make yourself aware of such mistakes and avoid them at all costs.
Driving Under The Influence
Any substance that causes depression of the central nervous system should be avoided when driving. These could be alcohol, weed or narcotic drugs. These substances will decrease your focus and concentration when on the road. It also reduces your reaction time.
As a result, the likelihood of a road traffic accident occurring increases, thereby endangering your life, other passengers and pedestrians. There are very strict laws that are kept in place to avoid such incidents. But if you are in trouble this practice can help you. There are instances where you might not have caused much damage, yet been caught. In such cases, a good practice can help you come out of the situation with minimal punishment.
Driving While Texting
This would not have been a problem at all during the past but it is very likely to occur nowadays. Technology has taken over every aspect of our life and we depend on our phones for almost everything. It is very hard to ignore a phone call or a text message as important information is being shared with us regarding our career or personal life. But using your phone during driving is unacceptable. You are distracted and might miss a stop sign or other traffic offense.
It is best to use a Bluetooth device or speaker phone facility to answer calls rather than using your hands off the steering wheels. Nowadays there are smart phones that can read the text out loud and you can reply to the text by a message by speaking out loud. In dire situations these options should be useful. If these are not available, stop the car on the side and answer calls and reply to messages as you need, without endangering lives by using the phone while driving.
Driving With Lack Of Sleep
Sleep is a very important part of our lives. But with the world becoming so competitive and us getting very stressed out with work and personal lives, we tend to lose our sleep. When driving with a lack of sleep, it is natural to fall asleep while you are driving. This is very dangerous.
A few seconds with your eyes closed on the road while driving will cause a lot of damage that you cannot fathom. So, you must take steps to avoid driving with a lack of sleep. Always order a cab if you are sleepy to get back home. You can collect your car later the next day.