Everyone thinks that they are a good driver. No one wants to admit that they do not always obey the road rules of safety but there are some that brag that they get away with speeding down the freeway at over 100 miles per hour in their new fast car trying to push the vehicle to its limit that speedometer says the car is capable of going. Speeding is definitely not the way to avoid an accident. Nor is it the safest way to drive in order to protect you and your new vehicle.

The top offender of driving unsafely is the driver that has been drinking some kind of alcohol, no matter how little. Drunken drivers do cause many accident, injuries to themselves and others, damage to autos and property, and sometimes even death. It is never okay under any circumstances to drive if you have been drinking, no matter how good of a driver you think you are.

Another way to avoid having an auto accident is to always keep your mind on what you’re doing. Don’t let anything distract you from your purpose of being as safe a driver as you possibly can. It is also important to be a courteous driver. If you cut in front of someone who has a bad temper you could have a road rage situation on your hands and that could cause an accident including not only yourself and the road rage driver but also other drivers in the area. A simple act of being discourteous could cause injuries and damage to property. Being an aggressive driver does nothing but cause bad situations to happen on the road where someone is surely to get hurt. It is a good idea to know how to drive defensively but not aggressively, there is a difference.

Recent laws passed in some states have made it illegal to talk on your cell phone or text messages while you’re driving. This distraction has caused many auto accidents leading to legislation regarding their use. If you get caught talking on your cell phone you will receive a citation that carries a high fee, and the more tickets you get doing so will increase the cost of the ticket. What could possibly be more important than your life? The responsible thing to do would be to pull over at the next convenient stop and return the call. If it’s a text message and you can’t wait to read it, again just pull over and stop. Never take your eyes off the road to read a message, it could cause an accident where you or your passengers are injured and your vehicle damaged.