8 Tips to stay alert as a driver when driving

* Tips to stay alert as a driver when driving *

As a driver, you must be in good physical and mental condition to drive. Before you drive make sure you are comfortable with your physical and mental state. Your vehicle must also be in a good condition; If you have any doubt about any of them, don’t drive.

Tips to stay alert as a driver

  1. Never drive when you are sick or injured
  2. Never drive when you have been drinking alcohol or taking any drug or medication that may reduce your ability to drive.
  3. Never drive when you are tired; you may fall asleep on the wheel.
  4. Stress and fatigue can affect your driving ability. At this point your thinking will slow down, you can miss seeing things, and you may make wrong decision or not make the right one fast enough.
  5. Never drive when you are angry or upset. Strong emotion can reduce your ability to think and react quickly, or make you more aggressive with other road users.
  6. Communicate with other road users to make sure they see you and know what you are doing.
  7. Catch the eye of pedestrians and drivers at intersections. If you want to get another person’s attention, use your horn.
  8. Stay alert when driving at night, and whenever weather condition reduces your visibility.

As a driver, you must be in good physical and mental condition to drive. Before you drive make sure you are comfortable with your physical and mental state. Your vehicle must also be in a good condition; If you have any doubt about any of them, don’t drive.

* Tips to stay alert as a driver when driving *

 

Further Reading

5 Key facts about using the seat-belt

Right-of-way: When you must yield to it

 

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