Every year in June, the NSC (National Safety Council) launches different awareness campaigns with the purpose of increasing public safety, all part of National Safety Month.
Car accidents lead to numerous injuries and deaths each year. Even though we can notice a descendant trend, the numbers are still concerning. Every year in June, the NSC (National Safety Council) launches different awareness campaigns with the purpose of increasing public safety, all part of National Safety Month.
Most car accidents happen because of human negligence, which is why educating ourselves about driving safety measures and making safe driving a part of our routine behavior is crucial. Read on to find out which concerns are the most pressing in this year’s safety month program.
Distractions behind the wheel make a large number of victims on the roads each year. From distractions out of our control, like insects, kids and pets traveling with us or something unusual on the road to the ones we can control, like using a cell phone or changing the radio station, distractions make you more prone to collisions Try to remember that, just because they are available to you, auxiliary gadgets and functions of the car don’t have to be used while you’re driving.
Driving When Tired
Even though it’s also a type of distraction, fatigue deserves a separate spot on our list. Professional drivers, but also individuals who have long trips ahead and don’t want to spend too much time on the road might have a problem with grogginess behind the wheel. Driving while overtired increases accident risks significantly. Also, driving while taking
Neglecting Car Maintenance
Another example of human fault is failing to maintain your car properly. If you don’t check it regularly, you cannot blame the producer for faults that cause accidents.
Risky Driving – Teen Driving
Teens behind the wheels can be daring and oblivious to risks, especially young boys. Educating teens about the dangers of driving and giving them responsibility gradually is important.
Ignoring Vehicle Recalls
Each year, car manufacturers issue vehicle recalls that have to do with safety elements. Not knowing about these recalls or choosing to ignore them can mean that you are driving a dangerous vehicle on the roads. Check here if your car model has an issued recall that you should know about.
National Safety Month is a great opportunity to discuss the problems above more extensively and to explore better solutions for the future. As technology is entering a new revolution, with self-driving cars being more present on national roads, it is important to work as much as we can to improve our road safety education.
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