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Check the condition of your vehicle. First of all, examine your brakes and tires; both of them must be in a good condition. The tires' pressure must always be sufficient (including the spare tire). Never use a "bald" tire. Don’t forget about lights; lights should also function properly.
Never drive if you are sleepy, tired, or under the influence of drugs that can cause drowsiness. You always need to have enough rest, especially before starting a long journey. It is important to recognize the signs of fatigue. Warning signs include: general tiredness, yawning, dim or fuzzy vision, sore or heavy eyes, humming in ears, cramps, pains, delayed reaction times, unintentional increases or decreases of speed, car wandering across the road.
Do not drive over the speed limit. Always slow down when driving in bad weather such as in a fog, rainy and snow weather. To improve visibility while driving in the rain, use the vehicle lights and emergency lights. Do not follow other vehicles at a short distance; this is often the cause of serious accidents. Be especially careful while driving on the roads which you don’t know.
Make sure it is safe to change the lane. Beforehand, give a signal. Check the side and rear view mirrors to see your adjacent and rear surroundings. Remember about the blind zones (areas in which a motor vehicle cannot be seen in either the side mirrors, inside mirror, and the driver’s peripheral vision). It is recommended to use the mirror settings and technologies that eliminate the blind spot, for example, the Blindspot and Glare Elimination (BGE) mirror setting.
Always check the traffic light and follow the traffic rules at the road intersections. Stop when the traffic light is red or yellow and always give priority to pedestrians. When the light turned green color ensure safe passage conditions before moving. Some intersections do not have traffic lights or signs. If you are turning across another lane, you must give way to: oncoming vehicles going straight ahead, oncoming vehicles that are turning left, and any motor vehicle on your right.
Obey the road traffic rules for overtaking. Do not past another slower moving vehicle if you are on the bridge, in turn, hills or intersection. Before to start the overtaking, you make sure that: the road is sufficiently clear ahead, other road users are not beginning to overtake you, there is a suitable gap in front of the road vehicle you plan to overtake. Do not cut the line while driving, even in case of congestion, and never use the emergency lane.
Always use seatbelts; they are the effective way to save lives and protection against injury in a crash. Not only the front seatbelts must be used, the rear too. The rear passengers who are not wearing seatbelts can cause serious injury to the driver and front passenger in the accident. Be sure that children are using safety belts. For children under the 12 years of age it is required a child is placed in the back seat in a special child seat.
When riding a motorcycle, always wear a helmet; it protects you from injury on the head effectively. For the rider and pillion hand, it is advisable that you always use the brightly colored jackets and fitted with reflective material for added visibility (visibility) you to other users on the road, especially at night. It is advisable, the rider and passenger use the brightly colored jackets that are fitted with reflective material for added visibility on the road, especially at night.