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The first thing you should do before you even start your car is do a safety check. This means you should check to make sure your mirrors are properly adjusted and make sure the seat is properly adjusted. You do not want to be doing these things while you are driving. You will also want to make sure that headlights, tail lights, blinkers, etc. are working.
ALWAYS wear your seat belt. This is very important. You will hear people throughout your life tell you of stories of how they would have died if they were wearing a seat belt but statistics have proven that seat belts save lives.
In addition, always expect other drivers to make mistakes. You need to keep your eyes open and be focused on what is going on around you. This may help you to avoid accidents.
You should NEVER talk on cell phones or text while driving. Many people have died or killed other people doing this. If you must make a call, then pull safely over to the side of the road.
It is also recommended that you always drive with the headlights on. A car with the headlights on, even in the daytime, are more visible up to four times more the distance.
These are just a few pointers and there are of course numerous rules and precautions to follow when driving. Driving takes a lot of practice.
Here are a couple slogans:
- Driving Like There's No Tomorrow May Result in No Tomorrow
- If You Think While You Drive You Will Stay Alive
Your phone or your life. Your choice.
Hang up and drive.
Friends don't let friends drive texting.
I think you should narrow your topic from "general car safety" to an entire paper focusing on the evil effects of cell phones + driving. I guarantee there is more than enough current research to support a 5-7 page, typed, double-spaced paper.
Two title ideas first:
"More Careful Than You Think You Need To Be"
"Assume Everybody Else Is Crazy"
The above titles are also my tips on safe driving. First, always drive more carefully than you think you need to. Never speed. Never drive under the influence of any chemical. Don't worry if the guy behind you is showing his impatience; pull over and let him pass. Don't listen to anything on the radio or other device that demands your attention. Never talk on a cell phone while driving. The problem with cell phones and driving is not that one is using a free hand; the problem is that when you talk on a cell phone when driving you are not paying full attention to driving. Last two points: never be in a hurry; leave plenty of time to get where you have to go and always know where you are going before you get into the car.
So much for what you can control... now about other people on the road. Although it's probably not true, assume everybody else behind the wheel is either a terrible, dangerous driver, a newbie to driving, or completely nuts. That way, you will always be understanding, courteous and warily defensive of all the other cars on the road. Keep a good distance from any car in front of you and, if you can, to your right and to your left. Make sure to leave at least 10 feet from you and the car in front of you for every 10 mph you are moving. That way, you'll have enough room to stop. And remember to be extra extra careful at night and in bad weather. Always be prepared for the unexpected.
Lastly: Be ever vigilant and make sure your car is in good working order, especially the brakes, that your tires are properly filled, that you have enough fuel for the journey, and that you are wide awake. If you you are feeling even in the least bit sleepy, pull over immediately.
Outside of being in an unmoving car parked in your driveway or at the curb, these pointers should keep you safe. I said should because no matter how safely you drive, some things can come at you out of absolutely nowhere. It's rare, but it happens and no one need be to blame.
Catchy title: DRINK AND DRIVING DON'T MIX.
Points for your project:
1. emphasize the fact that drunken driving is the single most important cause for fatal accidents all over the world.
2. The legal conditions must be fulfilled - age, valid driving license, sound physical and mental health.
3. The car must be 'road worthy'
4. Routine safety checks to be performed especially if the journey is a long one.
5. Never use the cell phone when driving. Keep the volume of the music low.
6. Drive at the legal speed limit.
7. Observe all traffic and safety rules ALWAYS.
Cars have brought us many benefits. At the same time, these have also created many problems such as traffic congestion, pollution and accidents. Accidents have now become a major cause of death or injury throughout the world. Every year car accidents kill hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.
The problems of car safety has been addressed in many different ways. This includes building safer roads, and incorporating better car safety features in car designs. Many countries have enacted laws to ensure safe driving practices and use of car safety features such as seat belts.
Manufacturers and governments spend large sums of money to find ways of improving car safety. Government specifies essential safety features that all manufactures must incorporate in their cars. This includes equipping cars with such safety features as safety belts and shatterproof windows, provision of collapsible steering column, and bumpers with improved capacity to absorb the impact of collisions.
Car manufacturers have experimented with introducing additional safety features. This includes passive restraint systems, which need not be activated by the occupants. For example, safety belts that fasten automatically, airbags, or both.
Good driving practice is the most important ingredient of car safety. Some do's and dont's for safe driving are given below.
Do's of Safe Driving
- Drive defensively.
- Follow all traffic regulations.
- Drive at a safe speed. Reduce speed at night, in bad weather, and in heavy traffic.
- Drive in the overtaking lane only when passing
- At road junctions, yield the right of way to pedestrians,
- drivers ahead of you, a driver on the right, if you both arrive at a junction at the same time,and to through traffic, if you are turning across it.
Dont's of Safe Driving
- Never overtake a car unless you have plenty of open road ahead. Return to your lane only after the car you have passed is visible in your rear-view mirror.
- Never pass a parked bus without taking precautions. A passenger may step into your path from in front of the bus.
- Never coast with gears in neutral.
- Never weave from lane to lane in traffic.
- Never cut across a curve.
- Never drive past a STOP sign without stopping, even though there is no traffic, and even though the car ahead of you has halted and moved on.
- Never pull into traffic until your car's engine is running smoothly.
- Never drive with your headlights on full when other cars are approaching, or when following another car.
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