Ever get cut-off in traffic and think, “Oh well. I’ve made that same mistake before?” Odds are, no – that’s not a common reaction. However, it is true. We all make mistakes in the car. Admitting we have a problem is the first step towards a solution. The next step is learning what we can do about it. Here are a bad driving habits that you may be guilty of:
Tailgating. A helpful tip to prevent you from tailgating is to remember that in the event that you rear-end someone, you will be faulted for not establishing a healthy clearance.
Territorial Drivers. It’s not YOUR road. We share the road with others. So, when someone is trying to merge, make room if you can.
Inconsistent Speeders. Though you may not care if you oscillate back and forth between 60 and 75 mph, it’s awfully annoying for the drivers behind you. Adaptive cruise control isn’t ubiquitous yet.
Skimmers. These are people who don’t move over a lane when passing a stopped vehicle on the shoulder. Ever try to change a tire when cars are going 80 mph about seven feet from you? It’s terror – abject terror. Get over if you can.
The bottom line in driving, just like in life, is the golden rule. Treat other drivers how you’d like to be treated and you should fare well on America’s mean streets. We here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge want all of the drivers out there to be safe!