5 Good Driving Habits to Practice This Spring - March 20, 2018

Whether you are keeping your current vehicle or you just picked up a new Hyundai from Superior Hyundai of Beavercreek, there are five driving habits that you should pick up if you don't already do them. Better driving habits make better drivers and this means less accidents.

Looking Ahead

When you are driving, let your eyes take in everything for at least 200 feet. Many people only look directly in front of them; and this means that it could be difficult to avoid something happening 100 or more feet ahead of you. While 100 feet seems like a lot, it's very short when you are driving faster than 30 mph.

Using Your Blinker

It's easy to get in the habit of not using the blinker, but it's something that could save you from getting rear-ended. If you have a hard time remembering, make it a habit to use the blinker when you turn, even if no one else is around.

Slowing Down Sooner

Start slowing down sooner when you are coming up on a red light; and take off at a slower pace. You don't need to go so slow you annoy other drivers, but you also don't need to press the gas pedal to the floor to go. This can save you money by increasing fuel economy since you're asking less of your engine. And, if you get lucky, you won't have to come to a complete stop because the light turned green before you got to it. Starting at any rolling speed decreases the amount of fuel needed to get back up to speed.

Avoid Tailgating

You should be behind the person in front of you one car length for every 10 mph, even on the highway. You'll save on fuel economy since you won't have to slow down and speed up every time the driver in front of you does, it allows people to merge when needed, which avoids accidents, and gives you time to react to things happening in front of you.

Concentrate on Driving

It's easy to think that you can concentrate even on a hands-free conversation. However, that conversation does take some of the concentration away from driving. Make it a habit to leave the cell phone off or at least not answer it while you are actually driving. Pull over to answer or make a call, even to voice text.

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