Even the most experienced of drivers end up making the most common mistakes when driving. These mistakes are often made unconsciously because, at the time, drivers don’t realize they are making them.
Some of these mistakes are insignificant and hardly make any differences, but they are still mistakes and should be corrected. At the same time, significant errors can even prove to be fatal.
Hence, today we have compiled a list of the top 5 traffic rules drivers often forget!
5 Traffic Rules Drivers Often Forget!
Drivers have a natural desire to speed when the road is empty or a fair amount of distance between them and the car ahead. They hit the pedal to the metal and start soaring. This is the most common mistake any driver can make. Going over the speed limit is against the law. Not to forget that there’s no telling when you’ll have to hit the brakes!
2. Breaking Traffic Signals
Breaking traffic signals is very common in Pakistan; no one wants to wait for an extra 90-seconds and secure their life; they rather risk it. Firstly, no matter how experienced a driver you may be, a car, truck, or bus can come from literally anywhere! Breaking the signal risks not only your life but also the lives of pedestrians and other passengers around you!
3. No Seat Belts
Safety is the least of one’s concern in Pakistan, especially inside a car. On the one hand, some vehicles are produced without belts, and then there are stubborn drivers. These belts were given because they lock a person in their seat in case of a crash, preventing the individuals from flying all around the cabin.
4. Texting & Calling While Driving
Once again, drivers in Pakistan, be it inside a car or on a motorcycle, think that they are invincible and that they can pull out their phones at any time. Texting or calling is risking your life; you get distracted and move your eyes from the road!
There could be a ditch you fall into, a bus you crash into, a river you may fall into! The possibilities are endless. If you can’t avoid calls, use a Bluetooth device, and keep your concentration on the road!
In Pakistan, you’ll hardly ever meet a driver who hates or restrains themselves from tailgating! This is one of the most common reasons for accidents, especially on highways!
“At a MINIMUM, during dry weather conditions, you should have at least 2 seconds of space between you and the vehicle in front of you (3 seconds is better). Do this using a fixed object such as a bridge, tree, or even a crack or shadow in the roadway.
“Once the rear bumper of the vehicle in front of you crosses that object, begin to count… one-thousand-one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three, etc. If you don’t make it to 2 by the time your front bumper crosses that same fixed object, you need to increase the following distance.
“Of course, being further away than 3 seconds isn’t only acceptable, it’s recommended.” -DriverSafety.Net
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