DRIVING DO’s AND DON’Ts
I know we all see people driving badly and I am sure some of us get into bad habits, too. Here are some things you need to remember not to do while driving your car.
- Do not drive your car over the weight limit for safe control.
- Do not pull anyone that is on a bicycle, in a wagon, on roller skates or on a sled. This could put that person at risk of serious injury.
- Do not litter the roadsides. It’s a hefty fine and shows up on your driving record.
- Do not have a video monitor in the front seat except for global mapping displays. I know it would be nice to watch something on those long trips, but anything that distracts the driver is a hazard.
- Do not wear a headset or ear plugs in both ears when driving. It is important to be able to hear the sounds of the road.
Here are some things you need to remember to do while driving your car.
- Put your headlights on if visibility is 1,000 feet or less and you are driving in the snow, rain, or fog. A new law requires you to have your headlights on when your windshield wipers are running.
- When driving at night, put your headlights on 30 minutes before sunset and keep them on until 30 minutes after sunrise.
- Stay to the right on narrow mountain roads. If you cannot see very far ahead, honk your horn.
- Remember to dim lights to low beams within 500 feet of oncoming traffic, or when you are getting ready to pass others.