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Safe Driving

Tips and Tricks for Safe Driving!

When you are driving you need to be aware and focused. If you take your eyes off the road for even a second, there is a possibility that you could end up hitting another car. Follow these tips to drive safely!

Driving may seem simple, however, driving requires many cognitive skills such as:

  • Perception
  • Good judgment
  • Insight
  • Decision making
  • Memory
  • Coordination
  • Responsiveness

Many factors can affect your cognitive skills. Before you start driving, you should ask yourself if you are ready to drive behind the wheel.

  • Are you extremely tired and having a hard time keeping your eyes open?
  • Are you low on energy because you haven’t eaten?
  • Do you have any illnesses like a cold or the flu that will impact your ability to react or stay alert?
  • Are you taking any medications that could impact your ability to drive?
  • Are you very emotional or upset because of bad news or a tragedy?
  • Do you have any injuries that could impact your ability to drive?

If you follow this checklist, you will be able to drive safely! Make sure to drive with caution, be aware of your surroundings, and don’t take any risks on the road!

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