Pujan Karmacharya

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Published On: March 13, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Pujan Karmacharya

Guidelines for safe riding

Guidelines for safe riding

No matter how professional and skillful driver you are, it's always good to know the basics of traffic safety from time to time just to make sure that you are being careful enough to keep yourself and other passengers as well as pedestrian’s safe.

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No mobile phone while driving 
Using mobile phones while driving is common, but it is widely considered dangerous due to its potential for causing distracted driving and crashes. Due to the number of crashes that are related to conducting calls on a phone and texting while driving there is always an alternative way such as using hands- free devices such as Bluetooth headset, earphones but driving while using a hands-free device is not safer than using a handheld phone to conduct calls.

Stick to the speed limit
We know the modern automobiles accompanies with Anti-Breaking Locking System (Abs), Airbags which protect the drivers as well as the passengers but everything has its limit. Speeding up has always been the biggest reason for accidents in a busy life. Keeping to the speed limit will not only reduce the risk of an accident but also help drivers avoid costly traffic fines that can affect car insurance premiums.

Use your mirror regularly
People daily commute to their places safely without being aware of the type of mirrors, they are using while driving. These different types of mirrors are side-view, rear-view, and the mirror in headlights of a car. Side and rear mirrors do a good job of showing what’s happening behind the vehicle. However, they still leave areas big enough for other cars, bikes, and people to hide that is known as the blind spot. Riders should check their blinds spots too.

Take frequent breaks

The first rule is to never drive a car if you are already tired. It is impossible to pay attention to the road, other drivers, and your own vehicle if you are not completely alert. Take frequent breaks if you are driving long distance at least once in 2 hours of driving continuously.

Watch for pedestrians
The public roads belong to everyone whether by car, by feet, or other mobility options. .About one-third of all collisions with pedestrians at intersections result from violations and errors made by drivers when they turn their vehicles. Be mindful, be safe, and be courteous to your fellow humans




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