5 Signs to predict whether You will cause a Road Accident

Mar 30 07:33 2010 James Rodham Print This Article



Everything that happens in our life can be attributed to just two factors; God’s will and our own actions. It is the same with driving. Although we cannot predict what will happen with us on the road because it is all up to God,Guest Posting we sure can have an idea of things to come (whether good or bad) based on our driving habits. We don’t have to learn advanced sciences or astrology to predict our future, our behavior and attitude towards driving is clear enough indication of prosperity or adversity ahead.

When it comes to driving, it is easier to predict whether we can have a smooth run throughout our lifetime or be involved in car crashes and road accidents. Based on just 5 signs, we can predict our future on the road. So what are these 5 signs, why are they so important and how do they predict the future of a driver?

To start off with, Aggressive Driving is the mother of all problems we face on the road today. Aggressive drivers should be confined to race tracks because they are absolutely unwanted on the roads. Most accidents are a direct result of aggressive, senseless and reckless driving. If you class yourself as even remotely aggressive behind the steering wheel, it is time to rethink your driving habits before it is too late. Some people have the uncontrollable urge to over-speed for no apparent reason and that will surely bring about a sad end to either theirs or someone else’s life. In the case of driving, patience is definitely a virtue. If you can avoid the first sign, you have begun well.

Road rage is the next sign. If you blow up in anger when someone abruptly stops his vehicle in front of yours, you should treat this as a sure sign of road rage. I know so many people who yell and swear when the vehicle ahead of them on the road is moving slowly or perhaps does something wrong. If somebody overtakes your car in the wrong manner, there is no point in chasing his/her vehicle, overtaking and making sure you have your feelings known to him/her. Instead, you can avoid such situations that may cause harm by moving on. It is a fact that road rage leads to the first sign that we discussed. Along with patience, a little bit of sense is also needed here.

DUI or Driving Under Influence or Drunk Driving is another menace that has caused major road tragedies the world over. People have their drinks and then they decide to drive. Quite honestly, it cannot get any suicidal than that. Alcohol impairs all 5 senses in humans and that is the root cause for all accidents in which drunk drivers are involved. If your senses are impaired, you can’t even handle your own self let alone a vehicle. Again, over-speeding is a direct result of alcohol and that’s when it all happens. If you constantly are in a habit of driving after you drink (doesn’t matter how many drinks you take), there is an absolute possibility that you will be involved in a car crash and even end up killing someone, perhaps yourself. Most countries have strict laws against drunk driving now and even if you don’t cause an accident, you can still get arrested and serve a long sentence in jail. Avoid this vice and you will always cruise safely.

While driving you should pay constant attention towards what is happening on the road. Your vehicle and everything around it on the road should be your only focus till you reach your destination. If you have the bad habit of talking over the phone while driving, that too while holding the phone in one hand, you are inviting trouble. Since your attention gets diverted and you are handicapped because your hand is tied up with holding the phone, you are pretty helpless in case any sudden situation arises on the road. If you keep repeating this habit time and again, chances are that this sign will predict a sad future for you.

Last but not the least, sleep deprivation and day dreaming although not a common problem, still results in accidents on the road. If you are facing immense insomnia or sleep deprivation or have not been able to complete a normal nightly nap of about 6-8 hours, it is advisable to stay away from the driver’s seat. That is because sleep deprivation has the same effect as that of alcohol; impaired senses. Another advice is to leave your emotional baggage at home before you hit the road. People who drive with numerous thoughts clouding their mind are more likely to exhibit decreased levels of concentration that can lead to a crash or at least a bump. Stop day dreaming, thinking about your work and troubles at home or perhaps your girlfriend and you will be just fine.

A bit of caution and some consideration for driving rules can prevent a lot of accidents and car crashes on the road. If you take care of some driving basics, you don’t need to worry too much on the road. But remember even if you do everything right on the road, you might still be involved in a road tragedy because of someone else’s negligence. In that case, is it not better to spread the message across and educate other people about effective driving habits?

James Rodham

Quality Auto Parts

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James Rodham is the Information Architect at Quality Auto Parts

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