PHOENIX, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe driving habits should take hold the moment an individual enters their vehicle. Before they do anything else, Hastings & Hastings would advise them to buckle their seatbelt. Safe driving habits can help to keep divers out of accidents, but that is not a guarantee. Even the most skilled drivers may find themselves in a wreck one day. There is now better life-saving tool than the seatbelt. Hastings & Hastings further comments that buckling is easy and the inconvenience of driving while buckled is negligible.
Hastings & Hastings encourages drivers to practice the tenants of defensive driving. Defensive driving encourages an awareness of the habits of other drivers out on the road. Skilled defensive drivers are able to be reactive. They can keep themselves safe even when other individuals are driving in an erratic or dangerous manner. Hastings & Hastings notes that individuals who have been educated in defensive driving can identify potential threats on the road. They may then use defensive driving tactics to neutralize the threat before it places them directly in harm's way.
Drivers interested in adopting safe driving habits can learn to follow other vehicles at an appropriate distance. Hastings & Hastings observers that the faster a vehicle is moving, the more time it will need to come to a stop in the event of an emergency. As a general rule, drivers should leave a distance of 1 car length per 5 MPH they are traveling between then and the vehicle they are following. A driver moving at a speed of 65 MPH should leave a space of 13 car lengths, or approximately 130 feet, between them and the car ahead.
"It is important for us to start teaching safe driving habits the moment a young person starts learning to drive. The more time they spend practicing these habits, the more natural they will become. If everyone on the road were to follow the tenants of defensive driving, than our world would be a much safer place," said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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