If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid a traffic collision so far, this can lull you into a false sense of security. It’ll never happen, you start to think. But if you maintain certain dangerous driving habits, you are really only increasing your chances. Here are a few dangerous driving habits that you should stamp out immediately should you find yourself practicing them!
Following the vehicle ahead of you too closely dramatically reduces your reaction time. Leaving space between you and the car in front of you opens up your perspective and allows you to better judge the changes in speed.
Use the two-second rule at all times. Pick a stationary roadside object. Once the car in front of you passes the object, start counting. By the time you have reached the object, your count should have reached at least two seconds.
Go with the Flow
The last thing you want on the road is unpredictability. To do your part in maintaining a predictable situation, go with the flow of traffic. This means slowing down or speeding up, depending on the situation.
There are a lot of ways you can use technology to help your commute. An app like Waze can alert you when you are approaching a traffic jam and even help you reroute. But you can also use apps to make your commute more enjoyable, which makes you less apt to practice dangerous driving habits. Podcasts and music streaming apps are great for passing the time.
As life gets hectic, and you seem to have less and less time to get where you’re going, it can be easy to develop dangerous driving habits. Use these tips to stay safe and if you need a car with extraordinary safety built into it, come see us at Economy Nissan.