What are the Tips for safe driving?
Careless driving and unsafe practices on the road can lead to consequences for not only the driver and his passengers but also for the people around them. According to the UAE Minister of Interior, two people died in road accidents every day from 2015 to 2017.
Even though it has lessened, it does not mean that a driver should be any less vigilant. Whether you acquired your vehicle from a car rental in Dubai or are a local and have a personal vehicle, you should be following driving tips to keep yourself and others safe. Adopting road safety measures should not be a choice but a law.
Following tips ensure smart and safe driving and have also been approved by the Dubai Government Workshop.
Fasten your Seat belts
Buckling your seat belt can reduce the risk of flying out the windshield in case of collision. Not wearing a seat belt was found to be the leading cause of death in car accidents. All around the world injuries and even death are caused by the driver and passenger not wearing their seat belts.
Clear your Head
When driving, splitting your focus on different actions can result in getting distracted and consequently getting into an accident. Also, medications can impede the ability to concentrate, therefore, if you have taken a prescription or over the counter medication avoid driving as it may lead to drowsiness and in colliding with a tangible object.
Another cause of the collision is not paying attention to the routes. Living in large cities like Dubai that has year-round tourism, there may be significant traffic in your way. Always plan ahead and in particular for emergencies or traffic. This will not only keep you safe but also save a significant amount of your time. You can be completely relaxed when driving when there is no need to rush. Rushing and weaving between cars along with excessive speeding can increase the risk of accidents.
Research Safety Features
Rental cars in UAE and others around the world will have several models of cars available to choose from. Before you buy a car or rent one, research its safety features. It should have all the necessary safety features in perfect order such as airbags, seat belts and more. Its performance should also be up to standards and regularly maintained. Research the safety systems and make an informed decision for your vehicles or rentals.
Airbags are important to prevent head injuries in case of collisions. Make sure the airbags in your car work perfectly. Head injuries can even cause death. Having airbags in the car will significantly reduce the damage that may occur otherwise.
Safety Tips for Children
When you have infants and children in the car fasten them is with seat belts and lap belts. The infants should be child safety seats. Never place the infant car seat in the rear direction in the front seat and do not place children in the front seat of the car either. For the infant’s car seats, you be on the backseat until they are up to a year old.