OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS
Especially speed limits. Look at the stopping distance above again. These are facts and neglecting these facts can cost you your life.
Take a few seconds before pulling off to check your rear and side view mirrors. Make sure you will be able to see other cars in the lanes beside and behind you.
Make sure you buckle your seatbelt. Not only is it the law, it will save your life.
Too much reclining in your car hinders your line of sight and reaction time. I’ve seen some young people nearly lying down while driving…really???
It’s a good idea to hold the steering wheel at the 9 and 3 o’clock position in case you’re in an accident and the airbags pop. Airbags can cause serious injury to your hands because they pop with great force.
Never take for granted that other drivers will obey traffic laws or they will see you. Always anticipate other drivers pulling out in front of you or merging into your lane.
Move your eyes left to right, looking in your mirrors. Do this to check for escape routes in case someone comes over in your lane or pulls out in front of you.