Noticing the faults of other drivers seems easy enough to do, whether it’s a slowpoke in the fast-lane or someone tailgating you during rush hour. But have you assessed your driving skills and habits lately? You may actually have some bad habits of your own, including things that you see other drivers doing frequently. If you want to be a better driver in the New Year, consider these easy steps.
Speeding is a temptation if you’re in a hurry, but it’s a risky and potentially costly habit. Depending on where you drive and how fast you’re going, you could receive a ticket worth hundreds of dollars if you’re caught not obeying the speed limit. Instead of going faster, why not try heading out earlier? Giving yourself an extra 10 minutes or so to get where you need to be should help reduce your sense of urgency at the wheel.
Put down your phone
Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous habits of modern driving. Put your phone in the center compartment, your bag, or another place where it is out of sight while you’re operating your vehicle. A smarter car can also help you to be a better driver; consider updating your ride to a new Ford with seamless device integration from Sanderson Ford so you can stay safe and connected while on the road.
There’s plenty you can do to be a better driver in 2019 even if you’ve been at it for a long time. If you are committed to becoming a better driver, why not reward yourself with a stylish new ride from Sanderson Ford?