Drivers should not experience accidents, but that’s how they learn, right? There’s a lot of wrongs that could be avoided just to get to the right.
Injuries and deaths in vehicle accidents climbs each time drivers find new things to divert their attention.
Here’s the options for the rebellious, either take a risk in extra-multi-tasking with hopes that you do not crash, or jump into a shark’s mouth with a tuna fish sandwich. Either way, following the impact of your decision, it’s not going to matter anymore when someone close to you dies or fights for their life. Never say never.
How to avoid accidents while driving?
Always plug in cell phone before driving. If an important call comes through the last thing you need is beeping or notices that your battery is low. Not only is it a hassle, it welcomes accidents every time you reach to plug in the cell phone adapter. Very easy to divert attention when someone is driving around curves, trying to carry on a sharp conversation while keeping their eye on the guy ahead and behind.
Plug in those cell phones before driving to avoid an accident.
Never take cell phone photos while driving, type a sentence instead? Taking cell phone photos (or text) can play as extra-diversions since you would have to focus into a small or medium square hoping to grab the perfect photo while paying special attention to driving.
Never the sharpest tool in the shed when someone tries to take photos with cell phones while driving at high speeds. Take Jamie Lineberry, a woman driving 130 MPH with children in the car while claiming she was taking cell phone photos of her ex-husband. Jamie has obstacles to face as viewed through Wral news although Jamie was lucky, everyone survived.
Never take cell phone photos while driving, wait until you come to a complete stop.
Never eat a six-inch sub while driving, wait until your delivery ends. From cheese steaks, tuna subs to vegetarians and meatball subs, subs are delicious, the temptation is always there for those delivering, including those receiving.
To add to this list of no-nos would be fast foods, salads, fruit cups and drinks. Foods and drinks are less of a hassle when sitting at a table rather than a dashboard. Accidents are known to occur when people are busy chomping or gulping while driving.
Never drink a Slurpee too fast, it’s a brain freeze on wheels. Ever have a chilling, paralyzing, iced brain freeze after drinking or eating something frozen or iced? Ice cream while driving, our kryptonite. Try not to slurp too fast or constant while driving, it helps.
I’m Falling and I Can’t Get Up! Ice cream melts folks, it’s confirmed. Ice cream with hot fudge, a soggy cone, or any other unfortunate ice cream moment is not favored while driving. There are those times when all the napkins in the world isn’t enough. Plus, with the price of ice cream, you don’t want to waste it. Wait until you park to purchase and eat that ice cream before traveling again.
Alcohol and driving doesn’t mix, period.
Never use hand signals on the highway from your car window. This is a common sense rule that applies to anyone in deep fast lane traffic at speeds of 15 MPH or higher. Trucks plowing through can not always see your arm sticking out of the window on a busy highway. If you are going to go into another lane, use the turn signal that comes with your car.
Take down any mirrors in your car and leave the grooming supplies behind. Yes, mirrors, take the down, we know you have them in your car Mr. Bravo. Anything that diverts your attention can divert others, especially with a mirror. Have you ever drove by a car that gleamed as if a bright star sparkled inside of a passing car? It’s Johnny, Johnny Bravo.
Image can kill, even when it involves a brush. Again, never say never. I knew a woman that died when she dropped her brush while driving and losing control of the car. Keeping mirrors and grooming supplies inside of a purse and keeping them there while driving is a smart thing to do. Plus, it is better to have confidence because you look marvelous!
Without flat tires, never drive with flat tires. If you do not own flat tires then time is of essence since no extra time is offered when you have a flat tire. Why? Unless you want to create rim sparks that could breakdown and ignite a fire which in return can engulf, enrage or explode, it’s better to fix a tire before moving a car with a flat tire, that is if the car doesn’t have flat tires.
Read at home, not while crossing an intersection. Books, magazines, and other reading material should not be explored while a car is moving and you are the driver. By the time you find what you are looking for, you then may have to search for your insurance card to supply a cop since you caused an accident. Never worth it in the end especially when someone is hurt.
Read at home, not while driving.
If a driver follows these common sense rules, an accident can be prevented. And we all know, less accidents, more lives saved.