Roads are very busy during Christmas, as most of the people are out for Christmas parties and engrossed in the merriment of New Years. In countries, like Australia, people take long breaks this time and move towards costal area with their family or friends for celebrations. Driving during festival time is very risky as the volume and congestion on the roads increase. Also, pollution and long driving time put stress on the driver. Many people are out for exploring new places and even many drive under the influence of alcohol.
The rate of accidents occurring during Christmas week is the highest during a year. Many surveys have shown that many accidents that happen during Christmas would not have happened if little care would have been taken.
If you are planning to drive this Christmas and if it is your first driving, then at first you have to take proper driving lessons. This is will help you enjoy a safe driving.
A reputed driving school is what you should search and join to learn driving. A reliable school will help you learn driving under the guidance of instructors. Along with helping you learn driving, they will also provide you with valuable tips for driving safely.
A few careful measures that can be followed for better driving are as below –
1). Plan your journey before you start. Get a rough idea of the details, like the route you will take, spots you will visit and breaks you can take. Try not drive in peak hours, congested roads, and even take proper breaks, say in every 2 hours, for proper relaxation.
2). Be updated and alert while driving – Be flexible and keep checking the routes for congestion and change accordingly, while driving. You can also tweak your travel plan according the kind of rush you find that that place.
3). Conditional driving – Drive based on your personal conditions , like kids on board or old people and how long they can travel, weather conditions, state laws and cost you can bear etc.
4). Stay fresh during driving – Many accidents happen because drivers get very tired due to fatigues, which may cause sleep, rash driving or lost control. So it’s very important to stay alert during driving. Many feel that leaving very early in the morning will save them from traffic, but that time the body is programmed to sleep and during the day the person driving feels more tired. Take proper breaks and if other people on board know driving, you can switch driver seat.
Make sure that all passages are bucked up safely while driving. Follow safe distance from other vehicle; many accidents do occur because of other’s mistakes.