web analytics
4 Ways You Can Be Safer On The Road


4 Ways You Can Be Safer On The Road

4 Ways You Can Be Safer On The Road

It’s a sad fact of life: accidents happen. When these accidents happen on the road it can often have serious financial, personal and legal consequences. If you do have a mishap while driving, there are companies like the Motor Accident Legal Service who can help you figure out what to do next. But prevention is always far better than a cure, so here are a few simple yet important ways you can keep yourself and others safer on the road and avoid costly and potentially dangerous accidents.

Put Down The Phone

A quick glance at your phone to check an incoming message can distract you long enough to have an accident. Tests have proven that checking your phone while on the road is a very dangerous habit. Nothing is worth jeopardising your safety on the road, so put your phone and arrive safely at your destination.

Keep your Car Functioning

You could be a perfectly safe driver but having a car that barely runs or breaks down at inopportune moments can also contribute to the chance of a road accident. Get your vehicle checked regularly. A well-serviced car will run more smoothly, and you’re less likely to be surprised with a mechanical issue half-way down the highway. In between services, be sure to check the tire pressure and the oil.

Paying Attention

It’s very easy for experienced drivers to go on auto-pilot while driving but it’s important to not become too inattentive. While you may be comfortable with your ability on the roads, a simple mistake from another driver can cause an incident if you’re not quick enough to respond.

Try to free yourself from distractions while driving and direct your attention to the road at all times. That way, if a traffic hazard does suddenly occur, you’ll be ready to react. Distractions can include overly loud music or passengers, fiddling with the radio, eating or smoking and, of course, your mobile phone.

Don’t forget your manners

Driving can sometimes be an infuriating experience. Fellow commuters can be inattentive, pushy, and sometimes just plain dangerous. But allowing bad drivers to affect your state of mine and concentration can have a detrimental effect on your driving. When you start to get too stressed out, simply take a deep breath in and try to calm yourself down in preparation for the rest of your journey. It will do wonders for your attentiveness and your blood pressure will thank you.

Keeping yourself safe on the roads requires you to be vigilant and observant but it’s worth it to maximise your chance of avoiding costly accidents. Whether it’s through improving your own driving skills, your car’s safety rating, or others’ driving performance, safety on the roads is paramount. What are your best suggestions for avoiding incidents on the road? Share your suggestions in the comments below.


Discover all-new BMW X4






Browse our latest car database to discover more cars                    

Discover more automotive news & videos


Articles from the main page



Browse the latest new cars


Discover the latest new cars

33,16,0,100,2
600,600,60,2,5000,5000,250,2000
90,300,0,50,12,25,60,2,70,12,1,30,2,0,1,5000
The world’s most popular roadster, the Mazda MX-5, has a whole new look. After 25 years and over 947,00 sales worldwide, the new fourth-generation 2014 Mazda MX-5 (known as the Mazda Miata in the US) has finally been revealed. The MX-5 is one of Mazda’s most iconic models
Mazda revealed the all-new Mazda MX-5 Roaster
MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision
MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision
Only 500 serialized 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition coupes will be available through 86 Alfa Romeo dealerships (Four in Canada) this summer with a Canadian MSRP of $75,995; followed by the standard Alfa Romeo 4C coupe arriving in the fall with a Canadian MSRP of $61,995.
All-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
The centrepiece of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the new 4.0-litre V8 biturbo, responds instantly with extreme power right from low revs and delivers outstanding performance.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT
The new BMW X4 is based on the technical blueprint of the BMW X3, but displays a sporting character very much its own and takes dynamics to another new level. That much is clear when you view the new model head-on. The look & feel is similar with BMW X6
Discover all-new 2014 BMW X4
The Alfa Romeo has become synonymous with style. Many people crave the look of an Alfa. However, this car is not a one trick pony. It performs as well as it looks. For many, they feel that they have to compromise style over speed. With an Alfa, this is simply not the case.
The Classic Alfa Romeo Montreal: Is it Worth the Hype?
Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.
World premiere: Please welcome the all-new Volvo XC90


Sport car of the month


Discover All-new Jaguar F-Type Coupe & R



ENTERTAINMENT

All-new Jaguar F-Type Coupe & R

5-liter supercharged V8 engine and will reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph (electronically limited)2. The F-TYPE S Coupe and F-TYPE Coupe are powered by 3-liter supercharged V6 engines in 380hp and 340hp forms respectively, giving 0-60 mph in 4.8/5.1 seconds and top speeds of 171/161 mph2.

The F-TYPE Coupe visual message is defined by three key ‘heart lines’, that visual message beginning with the formidable grille. It is from the twin ‘shark gill’ openings that sit either side of the grille that the essential first heart line – which mirrors the design of the F-TYPE Convertible – flows and begins to take shape. Running up through the headlamp, and accentuated by the LED ‘J blade’ signature running lamps, the line then arcs up over the front wheel arch before dropping elegantly as it runs through the door, washing out into the muscular rear haunch.

The second heart line begins at the rear edge of the door, swelling outwards and upwards to create a visually strong wheel arch, emphasizing the car’s rear-wheel drive layout, before dropping vertically through the tail lamp ...





Auto Mechanic Advice


Advice from experienced mechanics from several fields!






Auto Speed Market is a car blog with the latest automotive, F1 and car news. Auto Speed Market is trying to provide extra
information to car enthusiasts, will be presenting new cars and concepts, prices and statistics of the automotive world.
Auto Speed Market also offer tips for buying a new car or second hand vehicle.