Owning the license provides a certain amount of freedom that is generally expected. Whether by necessity (for work for example) or for a moment of leisure, driving a car often generates a certain pleasure. But the road is not a playground and we do not do what we want.
Respect for others and respect for the rules of the road are some of the good rules of good conduct for smooth traffic.
Before taking the road, I go around the owner
This may seem logical, but it does not always pay attention. Before getting into your car, it is advisable to go around , just to make sure everything is fine. A car parked outside may be degraded, a tire may have deflated ; In short, it is never useless to make sure that your car is ready to hit the road. Your safety depends on it sometimes. From time to time, an audit of the lighting, especially for the rear, and levels is also required.
Who has never been surprised by a frozen windshield? When the conditions are not favorable, a few minutes in advance will clear its glass surfaces, heat his vehicle and so take the road with confidence. When you start late, stress unfortunately makes you forget certain rules of conduct…
Respect of the rules of the road
The code of the road is a device setting rules of conduct and penalties for failure to meet our obligations . It was established to harmonize traffic on public roads with the main purpose of avoiding traffic accidents. Everyone has his own place on the road and must comply with the rules of priority, speed limitation, etc. ; in short, respect the other users, whether they are motorists or pedestrians.
All motorized land vehicles must be covered by insurance as soon as they are on a taxiway. Be aware that the lack of insurance leads to significant penalties (financial and sometimes judicial) and can have serious consequences in the event of an accident.
Alcohol, drugs and driving do not mix
Drinking alcohol and drugs changes behavior, reduces the field of vision, increases reaction time and increases the risk of a fatal accident by 15 times . Even at low doses, these two products affect behavior and physical state, and their inhibitory effect often leads us to transgress prohibitions.
If alcohol consumption is allowed up to a certain limit (0.5 g / liter of blood and 0.2 g / l for young drivers), please note that consumption of products or substances classified as narcotic is strictly prohibited, and not only on the road!
Smoking a joint or taking any stupefying substance poses a risk of positivity for several days, or even more than a week. Smoking on the weekend, for example, does not fade on Monday morning as if by magic. Think about it before getting behind the wheel. Not only is it prohibited, but the penalties are considerable, not to mention the increased risk of accidents.
Do you plan a long trip? So rest, because fatigue = danger!
Before taking the wheel for a departure on vacation for example, it is important to leave rested. Fatigue and drowsiness also increase the risk of accidents. Remember to respect your usual sleep cycle to leave fresh and ready. En route, do not forget to stop regularly (every two hours) and enjoy to relax. Your trip will be more enjoyable.
Before departure, the driver must ensure that all passengers are tied, both front and rear (this is mandatory). The seat belt saves many lives every year.
Telephone, speed, alcohol, narcotics, insurance, driving license… These terms are part of our daily life as a driver. Sometimes binding rules are however necessary for optimal traffic conditions. The road is shared, do not forget it!