Practicing the Better
Be Aware! Drive With Care® is about every behavior behind the wheel that contributes to the safety of all on and around roadways, including pedestrians, children at play, cyclists, and passengers. As drivers we must always "Practice the Better!"
Practicing the better is remembering the ones we love and the ones who love us. What we all want is for everyone to arrive home and at every destination safely. Use the steps below to begin practicing the better yourself.
How to Practice the Better
Walk around your vehicle before every trip to make sure children (of any age) are not in harms way.
Set aside the cell phone and any other distracting objects so that our sole focus is on driving (using a cellular device, even hands-free, causes tunnel vision where-in the driver focuses on what's ahead while being oblivious to what is going on around him/her. The brain is not wired to multi-task, so hang up and drive, help keep everyone alive.)
Buckle up everyone, every trip, no matter the distance.
Stop! Take 3 To See® at all Stop signs. Make sure the coast really is clear before driving on.
Observe all speed limits, and slow down accordingly when children, pedestrians, cyclists are present or when the weather turns nasty.
Observe all traffic signs and signals.
It's Not A Race! Create Space® Practice safe space management - allow 4 seconds distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This is the space needed in order to react to unexpected events on the road.
Be a thinker, use your blinker. This is a basic means of communicating on the road.
Don't drink and drive. This cannot be reiterated enough!
Why Practice the Better?
Practicing the better is remembering the ones we love and the ones who love us. What we all want is for everyone to arrive safely home, and at every other destination as well.