The latest Nissan Juke 2018 models are excellent family cars fitted with modern safety features. However, most road accidents are caused by bad driving habits and even the best driving assistance features cannot compensate for that (yet). Over time, most drivers become complacent, and their driving skills may become lessened. Real world road experience is invaluable, but it’s a good idea to evaluate your own driving standards and brush up on some fundamentals to stay fresh. In this article, we will look at three tips that will help you to be a safer driver.
Be Familiar with Your Nissan Juke
Many drivers, get into their car every day without really understanding all the features and controls. Over the years, the car has developed to make the instrumentation as straightforward and simple as possible. However, each car manufacturer will install features in their cars that can be similar to others and yet they may work in a different way. The time to get familiar with your car is not during a collision; it’s worth taking the time to learn how everything works in advance and then you will be prepared in an emergency. The very best resource available is your owner’s manual, it’s packed with useful information, and it’s a great idea to study it carefully.
Stay Focused on Driving
We’ve all seen distracted drivers on the road, using their phones and swerving in and out of traffic. For many of these drivers, driving seems to be the last thing on their minds, and they represent a significant hazard to other road users. If you want to be a safer driver, it’s important to focus on your driving when you’re on the road. When you are aware of what’s going on around you, you can make far better driving decisions.
Be a Courteous Driver
Many people are under increasing pressure to get things done during their day, and this can lead to aggressive driving styles. However, if you adopt a more courteous driving style for yourself, you will notice that things don’t seem to bother you much. Reducing stress when driving is great for you and for other road users. This is simple to achieve; start out by setting off earlier to allow you more time for your journey. Then you can take your time and be more courteous to other road users. If another driver needs to merge, you can drop back and let them in without becoming angry. Always use your indicators to keep other drivers aware of your intentions and if you make a mistake hold up your hands and apologise. When drivers are courteous, they are far less likely to become involved in a road traffic accident or road rage incident.