If you’ve been behind the wheel for a few years now, you probably think you’re a pretty competent driver. And that might be the case, but we’re all prone to picking up bad habits. Especially in something we do so regularly.
Those ‘bad habits’ could be putting you at risk when driving. So, without further ado, here’s a quick rundown of the driving mistakes you don’t know you’re making.
You aren’t concentrating!
If you’re driving in unfamiliar territory then you’re probably straining to see the road signs directing you in the distance. But that means you aren’t giving your undivided attention to what’s going on around you. And not focusing on the road in front of you can cause you to swerve into another lane, which is very dangerous.
So don’t strain to see when your next turn is. Pull over and look at a map.
You’re ignoring the dangers of a wet road
It’s only a bit of water, right? You don’t need to change the way you drive!
There are far too many accidents each year because the person behind the wheel failed to adjust their driving to meet the wet roads. Slick roads alter breaking times, which is putting you at risk.
You aren’t checking your tyre pressure often enough
If the light on your dashboard indicating low tyre pressure comes on you’ve already waited too long. You should really be checking your tyre pressure on regular basis. Low tyre pressure can mean your chugging more gas, and in turn wasting money. Not only that, but it’s harder to manoeuvre a car with low tyre pressure.
You haven’t adjusted the car to your body
It won’t surprise you to learn that cars aren’t a one size fits all deal. That’s there are so many adjustable things in the cockpit; to help you find what works best. Don’t just go for comfort though. Ensure that you can see the rear-view mirror and wing-mirrors well.
So there you go. Four mistakes that you’re probably making without even realising it. Make the above adjustments and you’ll be much safer on the road.