Your driving attitude and candor not only affects you but every other driver who shares a road with you. Remember, no matter how reckless you feel like driving, people are always dependent and trusting of you to drive safely. A bad driver not only puts himself in danger but entire families, including children. For that reason, and no matter how many ‘Fast and Furious’ films you’ve seen, driving safely and responsibly is the most ‘cool’ way you can behave as a citizen of the road.
Becoming an ethical driver means being a safe driver. The following tips will help you do just that.
Drink driving is never acceptable. If you are above the acceptable blood alcohol concentration level of 0.8, you should not be driving, no matter how alert you feel. It’s easy to be caught with a DUI if this happens, but that’s not what you should be worried about. You should be worried about who you could potentially hurt. Luckily, the federal government has taken this attitude to heart also, and common sense has prevailed.
As an incentive to keep people on the roads, the government is offering drivers the opportunity to dismiss your DUI with a DUII Diversion. Using a year of sobriety and drinking/drug course awareness programs as an incentive, you can reduce or evade the terms of your initial DUI with the correct support in place. This means that when you do return to driving, you do so with the best automotive sense possible.
Get A Clue
Traffic laws will vary from state to state. For that reason, if you’re planning a long distance drive, you need to be aware of exactly what states you’ll be visiting, and how best to conduct yourself on the road. You can’t be an ethical driver if you’re not sure what constitutes behaving well on the road. If you’re driving in from another country, you may need to apply for an International Driving Permit before you enter. Stay aware to stay safe.
No matter where you head, you will be greeted by drivers who you believe are insufficient in their driving abilities. Maybe they lack the wisdom grown from the previous two headings in this article. Maybe they are overtly dangerous and have put you in the line of potential damage. Perhaps they have hit your car already, and have caused a holdup or potential injury. In these circumstances, flying off the handles and becoming enraged is a natural emotion. But it is not advisable in any way, shape or form.
This can simply lead to bad road decisions being made which make you the cause of danger. Never escalate a situation on the road. That’s what financial litigators are for. If you’re in one of these situations, you should pull over to the best of your ability, or slow down and breath deeply, counting to 10 before you react. Nine times out of ten you will readdress the situation with a much calmer perspective. This attitude can also help you navigate dangerous crashes, deal with other problem drivers, or simply keep your cool head when you need it most. There is a time and a place for anger. It is rarely ever situated behind the wheel or on the road.
With these tips in mind, you’re sure to stay an ethical, aware and stable driver, with a long and enjoying driving career ahead of you.