How to be a Courteous and Safe Driver

Learning how to share the road with other drivers and even pedestrians is key to keeping everyone safe. Following a few simple rules of the road will make driving less stressful and make the roads safer.

  • Keep a safe following distance between yourself and the car in front of you. Tailgating is not only unsafe, it also rude to do to other drivers. Don't try to force other drivers to move at the pace you want them to. Stay three seconds behind the car in front of you, longer if you're on the highway.
  • Don't drive slow in the passing lane. Many drivers refer to it as the "fast lane", but the left lane should be used for passing other cars. If cars are passing you on the right you should get out of the left lane.
  • Always use your turn signals. This lets other drivers know your intentions and gives them time to react accordingly. Turning without using your signal could cause an accident.
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