10 Tips on Courteous Driving
The following tips on driving courteously were developed by Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety (CCHS) members.
|1. ||Concentrate on driving, not on passengers, mobile phones, or other distractions.|
|2. ||Obey speed limits.|
|3. ||Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.|
|4. ||When entering a roadway or changing lanes, allow other drivers to maintain speed.|
|5. ||Drive in the right or middle lane. Pass on the left.|
|6. ||Signal several hundred feet before turning or changing lanes.|
|7. ||Stop at stop signs and red lights. Don't run yellow lights.|
|8. ||Respect pedestrian right-of-way in cross walks.|
|9. ||Don't block intersections.|
|10.||Use your horn sparingly and only to remind others of your presence.|
This information highlights examples of safety precautions you can consider to protect yourself, your family, and your property. This list is not meant to be all-encompassing. Moreover, a particular precaution may not be effective or appropriate in all circumstances. We encourage you to use your own good judgement about what's appropriate.