Although driving mistakes in traffic may seem small, we know that every driving mistake can have significant consequences. We just need to be more careful not to make these driving mistakes. We should stay away from every driving mistake, big or small, as driving mistakes in traffic end people’s lives.
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7 Most Common Driving Mistakes;
1. The car in front of you is not a part of your car.
One of the most common driving mistakes is not leaving enough distance between the vehicle in front of you and your vehicle. There’s no reason to drive cars bumper to bumper. Too many traffic accidents happen because of this driving mistake. Especially in countries like Canada, which spend the winter months with harsh weather conditions, you encounter the inevitable end and find yourself in an accident when the road grip drops due to icing on side streets, main roads and maybe even highways due to weather conditions.
2. Most car accidents are caused by signals.
Be aware that you are not the only vehicle on the road. You should not expect the people around you to understand whether you will change your lane or not because they do not have the ability to sense the future. That’s why we always use our turn signal so that no traffic accidents result from driving mistakes.
We pay attention not only to drivers of other vehicles on the road but also to pedestrians and cyclists when turning right or left.
3. Lanes have rules
When we are in traffic, we use the left lane to pass the car in front of us, or if we are driving in the leftmost lane, we are moving in the fastest flowing lane in accordance with the traffic rules. That’s why the fast traffic lane is the left lane.
After passing a car, we should come back to the lane on the right to allow those who want to pass behind us.
So what happens if we go slow in our lane? The driver behind us may be trying to close the distance between us, making a dangerous journey and in case of an accident. Going slow in traffic is a driving mistake, just like going fast.
4. Remember to breathe deeply.
Anyone can make a mistake at any time. That’s why driving a car is not just about driving, but you also need to be aware of what’s going on around you. Keep in mind that this applies to traffic. We must control our nerves when someone else makes a driving mistake because we did not or do not create a driving mistake.
Cursing through the window, gesturing or pressing the horn for a long time will not change what is going on; it will be no different than just shouting into the well.
If you think it will endanger your life or someone else’s life later, you can get the vehicle’s information and call 911.
5. Your blind spot and mirrors can protect you from incidents caused by other people’s driving mistakes.
I’m sure many of us were told about guardian angels when we were little. We can think of our guardian angels in traffic as our mirrors and blind spots. If we control them and act according to them, we will prevent both others’ driving mistakes and our own driving mistakes.
We want other vehicles to see us while we control our own blind spots. It is dangerous for us to stay in the blind spot of other vehicles.
Likewise, checking our side and rearview mirrors is very important for safe driving.
6. Be aware of the difference between gas and brake.
Having one foot on the brake all the time can relax you. Still, if you adjust the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you in traffic, you will have a chance to slow down without braking; in short, you will loosen the gas.
If your brake frequently, it will confuse the driver behind you and cause a driving mistake by thinking between when you just apply the brakes and when you want to slow down.
7. Don’t go to die when you want to go fast!
There’s a reason the roads in Canada have set speed limits. These limits are posted to keep drivers safe and to regulate traffic on busy roads. Obey the regulation and if you’re during a rush, make some extent to go away earlier next time.