Be Calm, Be Aware, Be Courteous
ICBC states: - there is a car crash in BC
every two minutes and someone is injured in a car crash every
minutes. Is it possible to improve the odds of being in one of
these car crashes? Yes!
Keep your cool!
Don’t let traffic congestion get you “steamed up.” Gridlock
happens, so be calm and continue to be a safe, considerate
Allow for the possibility of traffic problems, give yourself
extra time to arrive on time. Obey the speed limits, even if
you think you’re getting late. Be late, but safe.
Absolutely never drink and drive or drug and drive. Never get
in a car with a drinking driver. Other dangerous driving
includes speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic
and running red lights. Keep the kids happy.
Bring enough toys and snacks to pass the time contentedly.
Listen to traffic reports to avoid congested roads if
Be a Polite Driver.
There are enough impatient, aggressive drivers out there.
Don’t be another one. If another driver annoys you or
challenges you, don’t make eye contact, stay calm and
courteous. Prove you can be a safe driver under pressure. Your
life and the lives of others may well depend on your safe
driving. * Be a good example to your passengers and to other
drivers – always drive defensively.
If you feel unsafe because of an aggressive driver, or if that
driver is putting others at risk, call 911. * It’s the
responsible thing to do. Always buckle up and make sure all
your passengers are buckled up too.
Get enough sleep before you drive.
If you start to feel drowsy – pull off the road at a safe
place. Have a nap or find a place to stay the night. * If you
can barely keep your eyes open, you should not be driving!
Be very alert.
Watch for other drivers who may be “nodding off” at the wheel.
Stay calm, and don’t get angry.
* Focus on driving safely. Avoid talking on your cell phone or
working on your laptop while driving Apply your makeup and fix
your hair before leaving home. Shave in the bathroom, not
while driving. Do your homework at home, not behind the wheel.
Obey traffic signals.
68% of drivers admit to speeding and running yellow lights
turning red. (*check for these drivers before you pull out at
a green light) Never try to beat a train across the tracks or
an ambulance, fire truck, or police cruiser through an
*Be calm, be aware, be courteous. Safe
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