1. Obey the speed limit
Always keep in mind the speed limit on the highway. Driving at excessive speed is a major cause of accidents. Driving a car faster than the speed limit can make it difficult to control your vehicle, and you may not have enough time to stop suddenly.
2. Drive carefully
While driving on the highway, always be alert and pay attention to the surrounding conditions. Be alert for other vehicles, pedestrians, and animals. Pay attention to yourself even before getting out of your vehicle.
3. Be careful when changing lanes
Always use indicators when changing lanes and ensure that the lane is empty. Before changing lanes, look left or right as desired, and then look as far away as you wish. If you feel it is not safe to change lanes, stop and try later.
4. Check blind spots
It can be difficult to see other vehicles or pedestrians in a blind spot. Therefore, always check your blind spots before changing lanes or overtaking.
5. Maintain extra distance
Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle moving in front so that you can stop in time in case of sudden braking. A general rule of thumb to estimate safe distance is to maintain a distance equal to the size of your vehicle with the vehicle in front.
6. Do not drive while tired or drunk
Driving while tired or drunk can be dangerous. When you are tired, you may find it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. Driving under the influence can impair your reaction time and impair your decision making.
7. Drive according to weather conditions
Take extra caution while driving in weather conditions like rain, snowfall or fog. In inclement weather, visibility may be reduced and road conditions may be poor. In these circumstances, reduce speed and drive more carefully.
8. Use advanced safety features like ADAS
ADAS includes features like blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and follow-the-lead that can help prevent accidents. If your car has ADAS features, enable and use them.