Driving knowledge and skills, knowledge as in being familiar with traffic laws and skills as in being a good driver, one who steers, brakes, changes gears and accelerates smoothly. Driving skills as in always on the alert, with a sense of responsibility, with great patience, mechanical skills, self-discipline and lots of practice.
Knowledge and sills as in car accidents mostly related to too many collisions caused by too many drivers having too many distractions. The most common causes for car accidents being, in that order, smoking, using a smart phone, checking a GPS and eating and drinking.
You should get familiar with your car and make all the proper adjustments plus, wear your seat belt, keep both hands on the steering wheel, maintain moderate speed, use car indicators and signals, avoid distractions and remain confident.
According to Montreal police officers, distracted driving is the main reason why too many car accidents are followed by too many emotional and physical consequences. Police officers who point-out four types of distractions: visual, manual, auditory and cognitive as in thinking, reasoning or remembering.
Visual distractions such as eyes off the road, manual distractions such as hands off the wheel, cognitive distractions such as the mind off the task of driving and auditory distractions such as listening to "something" or someone not connected to driving.
Back injuries, broken bones, chest injuries, internal injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries as well as strains, sprains, bruising, scrapes, cuts and severe psychological traumas.
Car seats adapted to all ages. Child safety and baby car seats correctly adapted to the child's weight and height and properly installed. Car seats called "convertible seats" that are adaptable to the various stages of a child's growth.
There are three types of convertible seats. The rear-facing car seat that becomes a front-facing car seat, the front-facing car seat that becomes a booster seat and the 3-in-1 car seat rear-facing car seat, front-facing car set and booster seat.
A booster seat being a seat that raises the child and that ensures that the seat belt is correctly adjusted so that it crosses over the middle of the shoulder and over the hips.
According to the Société de l'assurance automobile Québec, "a seat belt reduces by half the risk of being killed or seriously injured in an accident".
Drivers are responsible for ensuring that their passengers buckle up,
especially since the number one step for safe driving is wearing a seat
belt that, in most if not all cases, will reduce by half the risk of
being ejected during a car crash.
No passengers can be without a seat belt. The maximum number of passengers, despite his or her age, must be equal to the number of seats and to an equal number of properly fastened seat belts installed by the manufacturer.
Drivers who are impaired tend to take a cold shower, drink strong coffee or go for a a run. They think that car safety advice include eating a late-night poutine to diminish or eliminate their blood alcohol concentration but forget that other factors such as fatigue, drugs, medication, stress or illness amplify the effects of alcohol.
Cocktails are not always as light as they seem. Two ounces of alcohol mixed with fruit juice is still two ounces of alcohol. Plus, if you had too much to drink, waiting an hour will not change your condition.
The truth is, there are no tricks to accelerate the withdrawal of alcohol in your blood - only time does the trick. It's your liver that helps eliminate almost all the alcohol you drank so, to sober up, you need to wait for your liver to do its job and to finish it.
When you're ready, when you have sobered up, adjust your seat, mirrors, head restraint and seat belt
to improve your safety and your comfort. Hold your steering wheel, place
your feet correctly and make changes to your driving environment that will
reduce stress, fatigue, and the risk of injuries.
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