17:24 08 April 2013
As a driver, you have a responsibility.
Not only is it a privilege to have a motor vehicle to transport you from A to B (perhaps sometimes going via C and D these days in our busy times), but it is also a responsibility that you you owe to others.
Here are just some ways you can help yourself maintain a good standard when it comes to your driver’s license.
As a driver’s license holder, you must adhere to the law. Not only by having correct car tax and insurance in the UK, but also by keeping your personal driving details up-to-date and correct. You must also take care on the roads at all times.
This also includes not breaking the speed limit, not running through ‘red’ traffic lights as well as making sure you driving cautiously so as to not cause harm or inflict injury to others. Here are a few factors in more detail when it comes to driver’s license holders taking care on the roads:
It’s easy to forget about little things when driving. And the more you drive, as well as the longer you drive for, the more likely this may happen. One thing in particular to watch out for is to not forget to check your blind spot.
Another is to always check both ways and make sure the road is clear before you set off – especially looking out for cyclists or motorbike users. This is a very important point for road users to remember.
This relates to keeping active in particular, as it will make you more mobile and sharper as you enter the later stage in your life. This may help if you have a sticky clutch or a lack of power steering on your vehicle.
Be sure to check with your local GP before you begin to over exert yourself through exercise though!
Things like your vision and hearing may falter as you age. Make sure you keep up with your regular check-ups in order to maintain an appropriate level when it comes to operating a vehicle. You can check with professionals how often check-ups should be.
Remember, other people’s lives may be affected as a result of your driving. There’s no harm getting your eyes checked at any age if you think you need it.
And you should always be responsible for any course of medication you may be on that may affect your driving, or seek help for assistance with regards to this.
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