Overtaking is in..........! Rash drivers admire the term speed and they often overtake to prove their own definition of speed, i.e. high speed. The legal speed of a passenger car is about 55 kmph. One should learn to drive within the speed limit but no one is actually bothered about the legal terms. Sudden stopping or slowing down can endanger the cars, other vehicles behind and sometimes even the lives of passengers are at stake. Drivers must have an estimate of the minimum distance required to stop the car so that they can respond quickly to the any unexpected danger.
Acknowledge the following tips to minimize the risk while driving:
· Slow Down. Going fast is so tempting. Not only we do it to keep up with the flow of traffic, but also TIME is a big factor behind it.
· Take it easy. Don't accelerate quickly. Take some time. You'll save on fuel as well as wear and tear on your brakes, which will save you even more money.
· Shut down. If you're waiting somewhere for a while, like in a traffic jam for instance, turn off your engine. Even if it's just for a minute, it can make a difference in your fuel economy, especially if you drive in the city a lot.
· Don't warm up your vehicle for more than 30 seconds even if it is cold. Thanks to technology, however, most modern fuel-injected cars only need 30 seconds to warm, and hot air can start blasting into the cabin very shortly thereafter.
· Windows up. Again, this is tough, especially on pleasant days. But having the windows down creates problems like pollution, noise, etc. On the highway, this can even decrease fuel economy by up to 10 percent.
Apart from this, you can always combine trips. Don't run out two or three times a day if it’s really not required. Hit all the stores you need to visit at once, and if possible, go to shopping malls where you can park and walk to several stores at the same time. If you are too tiered then let someone else drive. Remember nothing is more important than your life so, follow the tips and take a step forward to your life and well being.