‘Slow Down’ Safety Tips: Stay Alert

Safety is something that drivers should keep in mind at all times. After all, when you are operating a motorized vehicle, you have a responsibility to do your part to keep the roadways safe for yourself, other drivers, passengers, and others who may be affected by traffic crashes.

Stay Alert:

Actively pay attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you when you are driving.

Avoid Assumptions:

Don't make the mistake of assuming that other drivers are going to do or what you think they should do.

Use Turn Signals

While you can't depend on others always signaling their intentions when driving, you can certainly control whether or not they have realistic expectations for your actions. Always use your turn signals in advance of making a lane change or turning.

Buckle Up:

Wearing your seat belt is an essential safety tip for drivers. You are more likely to get injured in a crash if you aren't wearing a seat belt.

Follow Traffic Signals

Pay close attention to and obey stop signs and traffic lights.

Respect Yellow Lights:

Remember that the intent of a yellow light is to notify drivers to slow down and prepare to stop. A yellow traffic signal should not be viewed as a sign to step on the gas to rush through an intersection before the light turns red.

Come to a Complete Stop:

When you see a stop sign or a red light, it's important to bring your vehicle to a complete stop, even if you think no other vehicles are coming.