Here are some very important safety tips which ABC defensive driving school provides as a good gesture for general public to observe specially by young drives or new immigrants coming to Canada to be more safe & how they can contribute to the society for the safety of each individual person on the road. .
Safety Concern: -
Basic habits & safety tips for all the drivers:- It is a very complex issue for the safety of yourself and also the people around you.
The latest stats on collision in Alberta is about 60 % 70 % of total accidents happen at the intersection.
As a facts more vehicles take left turn than right turn. On the left turn two things are involved such as perception and - Reaction time . About 70 % of the drivers, when they are getting close to intersection, either they try beat the light or slam hard on the brake pedal which results into a skid with the oncoming vehicles which is trying to make a left turn.
Useful safety Tips:-
- While approaching the intersection , 1/2 block away or 50 meters take off the foot from the gas paddle & 1/3 block or 30 meters away, cover the brake so that you are saving the reaction time 3/4 second to stop your car more quickly. That is the reason, why the motorcycle or scooter stops so quickly because their foot is always over the brake and accelerator is in their hand. This is the main reason they eliminate the reaction time .
Before entering the intersection at green light, especially when you are the first vehicle at the intersection, always check left/ right to make sure no vehicle is running through the red light or big vehicles may not be able to stop quickly.
- Only one vehicle should enter the intersection at one time not two vehicles and keep the front wheels straight so that if you get hit in the back by another vehicle, you will not be pushed into the oncoming traffic.
- Before you turn the steering wheel to make a left or right turn at the intersection, you should always make a shoulder check for any pedestrian and , as they pedestrian always have the right of way in crosswalk.
- While getting into the driver seat, always enter from front of your vehicle so that you are facing the oncoming traffic from the rear of the parked vehicle. while going out of vehicle, check mirror & shoulder check to make sure there is no pedestrian / bicycle / cars coming from the rear before you open the door and always exit to the rear, so you are facing the traffic from the rear.
These are some of the basics tips all drivers must make a part of their habits to keep away from any trouble in your life.