Four Reasons Why Driving Safely Is More Important Than Ever

New York, N.Y. Safe driving has never been more important. With the roads getting busier and busier, there has never been a more crucial time to keep your eyes on the road and follow all of the rules to ensure your own safety and the safety of other road users.

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Although many measures are being taken to improve road safety, it is ultimately down to drivers to ensure that they drive carefully and take all the steps necessary to prevent any avoidable road accidents. Here are just some of the most important reasons why you should make every effort to drive as carefully as possible on the road.

Safety

The most obvious reason for driving carefully is safety. Reckless drivers put themselves, their passengers, other road users and pedestrians at risk when they drive. Traffic accidents can have terrible consequences, with road-related accidents being one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the U.S.A alone. Even smaller accidents that do not result in injury can lead to massive financial complications, lawsuits, and disruptions of road routes and schedules.

Financial Gain

Driving carefully doesn’t just help to keep you and others as safe as possible – it also means that you gain money, too. Safe driving can be paramount when it comes to reductions on your car insurance – especially if you have a tracker fitted to the car which determines how you drive and sends data back to your insurance company. Even if your insurance company doesn’t use trackers, you can keep your premiums low by driving safely. Since the cost of your insurance is based on how many accidents you are involved in and whether or not you have made any insurance claims or had any made against you along with a range of other factors, driving safely can help you to avoid claims and watch your insurance premiums drop. Click here for more auto insurance information.

More Eco-Friendly

Driving in and of itself is not friendly to the environment, but in some cases it is unavoidable. If you really must drive somewhere and don’t want to leave too big of a carbon footprint, the best thing that you can do is drive safely. Safe, steady driving lets off far less carbon emissions than unsafe, reckless driving does. Not only that, but you will also use less gas when you drive in a careful manner, meaning that once again being kind to the environment can also be kind to your wallet.

Setting a Good Example

Careful drivers on the road set a good example to many people. This could include the passengers in your car and even other drivers on the road. For example, if you have teenage children, you’ll most likely want them to be safe when they eventually start driving. By doing so yourself, you’re unconsciously instilling good habits in them for when they have their own car. In other cases, young or careless drivers on the road can often be ‘peer pressured’ into driving carefully when everybody else is doing so.

Why do you drive carefully? Leave your response in the comments.

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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