When it comes to driving with your kids in the car, you can never be too careful. Sometimes we are making mistakes that we believe to be innocent when, in reality, they could lead to getting into a car accident.
It’s essential to avoid these driving mistakes as much as possible if you want to keep your little ones safe.
Here are some of the most common yet most dangerous driving mistakes that you can make while driving.
Failing To Check your Blind Spot
Too many drivers make the mistake of relying on their mirrors alone. The problem is that even though your mirrors may be effective for certain visibility areas, they don’t reveal everything around you. Failing to check your blind spot could result in hitting a car that you didn’t even know was there.
It’s a good idea to always check your blind spot even when you’re positive you’re alone on the road. Turn your head around completely to ensure that there aren’t any oncoming cars. Do it quickly enough that it doesn’t take your focus away from the road ahead.
Checking Your Phone
You may think that it’s perfectly innocent to take a look at your phone while traffic is slow or you’re at a stop light. However, taking your attention away from driving for even a moment can be deadly.
Under no circumstances should you be looking at your phone behind the wheel – yes, even in stopped traffic. Your attention should be entirely focused on the road and nothing else.
The best way to drive with your phone is to mute it and put it in a place where you can’t reach it until you’re done driving! No call is important enough to risk you and your children’s lives.
Driving Too Fast In The Rain
A lot of people fail to slow down their speed when it starts to rain. It’s critical that you decrease your speed when the roads get slick.
The beginning stages of rain are the most dangerous since that’s when the rain mixes with oils built up over time on the roads, making it extra slick.
Leaving Your Turn Signal On
It’s easy to forget your turn signal is on for a few moments, however any longer than that and you can cause serious dangers on the road. The person behind you may try to pass quickly before a turn you’re not going to take which could result in an accident. Be a courteous driver and make sure that you’re not signaling the wrong message to others driving around you.
Always make sure that you are aware of what’s going on in your car. The clicking sound of a turn signal or blinking light should be obvious to you if you’re being an aware driver.