10 Driving Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

Driver safety is an important topic in the truck driving industry, even the most well-trained driver is at risk of an accident.  Many accidents can be prevented by following certain safety procedures. There are some simple driving tips you can incorporate every day to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of other drivers who share the road.

Take these driving tips into consideration while on the road:

Stay Alert

Pay attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that other drivers are going to do so.

Buckle Up

Wear your seat belt; it is an essential safety measure. If you don’t you are more likely to get injured in an accident and can also be fined.

Obey Speed Limits

Stick to the posted speed limit at all times when driving. Speed limits are carefully selected to maximize safety for drivers and for individuals in homes, businesses, and other organizations in the roadway area.

Make Adjustments for Weather

When facing inclement weather, such as rain, snow or fog, use extra precautions when driving and follow guidelines for staying safe.

Never Drive Under the Influence

Avoid operating a vehicle if you have been drinking, taking certain types of prescription or non-prescription drugs, or are otherwise impaired. In all states, it is illegal and can lead to serious consequences.

Plan Your Trip

Know your travel route ahead of time. This eliminates struggling to figure out where to go while you are operating a motorized vehicle.

Avoid Distractions

Sending text messages isn’t the only dangerous distraction that drivers need to avoid while operating a vehicle. Changing CDs, using cell phones, eating and interacting with passengers are just a few examples of the types of distractions that you should try and avoid.

Share the Road

You are not the only driver on the road. Share the road with others graciously and respectfully.

Proper Vehicle Maintenance

Ensure that your truck or automobile stays in good working condition. Stay up-to-date with oil changes and checkups, get your vehicle looked at if you suspect any problems.

Driver Fatigue

Get an adequate amount of sleep. If possible, do not drive while your body is naturally drowsy, between the hours of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drowsiness may impair a driver’s response time to potential hazards, increasing the chances of being in a crash.

When it comes to driving, it’s better to be safe than sorry. ATC Driveaway recruits only qualified CDL drivers with clean driving records.

Safety is always a priority. That’s why ATC Driveaway is following CDC guidelines and encouraging drivers to wear a mask while interacting with others. ATC Driveaway continues to serve customers in all 50 states with professionalism and safety in mind.