Depending on where you live, most adults own or drive a car on a regular basis. Of course there are exceptions in places like New York City where the vast majority of people don’t drive and many people in other areas simply choose not to have a car because they can’t afford it, it’s more trouble than it’s worth, or it doesn’t fit into their lifestyle.
However, if you are indeed one of the millions who does drive a car (or other type of vehicle), you’re going to want to continue reading. Here are 3 tips for anyone who drives a car whether you’re under the age of 25 or over the age of 80.
Avoid Unnecessary Fees And Fines
Driving a car is expensive enough as it is, from the costs of owning, leasing, or renting to insurance you are required to have. In addition you will have to pay yearly registration fees. All of this can really add up, so you should try to avoid all unnecessary driving-related fees and fines as much as possible.
This means being careful not to get speeding or parking tickets, and always paying your insurance and registration fees on time. Drive safely and be careful not to get into any accidents and you’ll save yourself even more money.
No matter what type of car you drive or how good of a driver you may be, driving defensively is always a good rule of thumb. There are thousands if not millions of drivers out on the roads on any given day and unfortunately not everyone will be driving safely or legally.
The sad and scary truth is that many people drive under the influence or impaired in some way on a regular basis. Because of this and to protect yourself and your passengers, you should constantly be on the lookout and paying attention to what the drivers in cars around you may be doing. This may mean trying to predict their next move and being able to act accordingly. Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, and check your mirrors often. If you do these things, you will be able to prevent a lot of accidents from happening.
Pay Attention To Speed Limits
Speed limits are in place for a reason. They are set with regard to many different factors, including slope, curves, climate, and other things. When you see a speed limit sign posted, you should try to follow it as closely as possible – especially if you don’t know the road very well.
There could be curves coming up that you don’t see coming, speed bumps you aren’t aware of, to other factors that may warrant a slower speed than you feel might be necessary. While it is widely accepted to go just a few MPH over the speed limit, you really should be aware that speeding in any capacity can cause avoidable accidents or may also get you a costly speeding ticket which will be on your record for years to come.
While driving a car is convenient and fun, with it comes a lot of responsibility. Following the above tips will help you to avoid stressful situations as well as avoidable expenses, so drive safe!