Joel Callen

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Mon, 11 May, 2015

3 common mistakes most drivers make on the roads

3 common mistakes most drivers make on the roads

When you’ve been driving for a long time, it can be easy to slip into complacency. Forgetting to be as wary as you once were is something of which most people are guilty. We take a look at some of the biggest mistakes people make when driving.

Focusing on the wrong thing

You should always be focused on the road immediately in front of you. Unfortunately, that can be tricky when you’re driving somewhere new, or trying to navigate by using road signs. Not watching where you’re going, even for a second, can result in dangerous swerving.

Not showing care on wet roads

Not everyone realises that the first 10 minutes of rain are when roads are the most dangerous. The build up of oil on the roads combines with the water, making the surface extremely slippery. As soon as it starts to rain, slow down.

Not checking your tyre pressure

You should make time to check your tyre pressure regularly. Not only do tyres with low pressure increase your car’s fuel consumption, they also make it more difficult to manoeuvre in some kind of emergency situation.

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