Everyone has the responsibility to be a more mindful driver on the road, for the safety of their own and others.
The rate of car accidents are on the rise here in Malaysia, it’s important to make sure that you know what it takes to be a more careful and responsible driver on the road.
1. No texting or using your mobile phones while driving
Social media can wait! Keep your hands on the steering at all times! It’s very important to make sure that there are no other distractions going on while you are driving on the road to reduce the risk of car accidents happening.
2. No drugs and alcohol intake while driving
One of the biggest causes of car accidents is driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Be sure to only drive if you’re 100% sober and always opt for taxi service or carpooling with others when you’re under the influence of alcohol.
3. No drowsy driving
Sleep deprivation is a big no no if you’re driving on the road especially for long journeys. This is because you have to be on alert of all the cars and people around you.
4. No underage/illegal driving
It is a criminal offense for underage driving as the legal age to drive is when you reach the minimum age of 17. This is because legal drivers are compulsory to attend classes and examinations in order to gain knowledge about all the laws on the road.
5. Do not overspeed
It is crucial to obey the maximum speed limit when you’re driving on the road to ensure the safety of yours and others.
6. Slow down at yellow light and stop at red light
It’s best to step on the brake while the traffic light turns from yellow to red instead of accelerating to run through at a high speed.