When driving, as with most things in life, it’s best to be aware of your limitations and adjust appropriately. Knowing what you do well and what you don’t should be taken into account when planning a trip or even the specific route to a destination. If you’ve got poor eyesight, then it’s not a good idea for you to drive when that might be concern, such as at night. Those who are inexperienced city drivers may want to let someone else do the driving when going into metropolitan areas or simply try and take another way.
Driving isn’t a time when you should be testing your limits but unfortunately, that happens all too often. Fatigued drivers want to see how much further they can go when dozing off but the consequences of falling asleep at the wheel are far too great to risk that mistake. Drivers that know they are easily distracted shouldn’t volunteer to take a car full of kids somewhere. These are basic precautions that could be taken to increase everyone’s safety if people would just recognize an area of weakness.
Those that truly want to address those weaknesses should enroll in a defensive driving class as a way to sharpen their skills. Now that these courses can be taken online, they’re more convenient than ever before. Even experienced drivers find that once the course is completed, they’ve become significantly better drivers and more prepared to drive in situations that may have made them hesitant in the past.
by Justin Arlan