Maybe when you drive you concentrate more on the destination than on the route. The road can be an adventure, but you should always have your senses attentive to each of the aspects of the road: your responsibility as a driver is the key to road safety.
Know the traffic rules and evaluate your driving habits to know what you can improve are exercises that allow you to take measures and positively impact your driving, thus improving mobility.
To know how much you think about your safety and that of the other on the road , and how aware you are as a driver, we invite you to take this test. The result will help you strengthen your skills.
Do you respect zebras and pedestrian crossings?
This activity is essential to generate culture and safety among all the actors of mobility . By letting pedestrians have the so-called zebras free, you make sure they can cross the streets without worrying about cars and motorcycles. You as a driver, on the other hand, do not get stressed by having to dodge people , which reduces accidents and guarantees a more optimal traffic flow.
Do you know the rules to advance on the road?
According to the National Traffic Code, it is not necessary to pass at intersections , sections where there is a continuous central separating line or prohibition of overtaking, on curves or slopes, when visibility is unfavorable, on the right of a vehicle, near demarcated areas. pedestrians, among others. Motorcycles should always signal their changes and avoid zigzagging.
Do you stay within the speed limits?
The limits exist for a reason. The response to obstacles in driving and the ability to brake decrease if the vehicle is going at a very high speed. The drivers , according to traffic regulations must slow down to 30 kilometers per hour in residential and school areas, where there are concentrations of people or if visibility conditions are reduced.
Do you concentrate on driving?
Concentration is a decisive factor. Although it is not always possible to pay attention exclusively to the route, distractions such as the use of cell phones or the attention to pets or children should be avoided . For these factors there are solutions: hands-free, crates, child seats and, of course, seat belts. If there are children or pets in the car, there must be another person waiting for them so that the driver can concentrate solely on driving .
Do you wear a seatbelt or helmet? And your companions?
The safety belt on the front and rear seats of the car is mandatory. If not used, in a crash people can hit the windows or the front seats of the car (those who are in the back) or, more seriously, by the impact can be expelled from the vehicle . In the case of motorcyclists, injuries to the head and other parts of the body are a huge risk that requires the use of the helmet and other basic elements of protection.
Do you know how to interpret traffic signals?
Knowing and interpreting traffic signals is essential in safe and responsible driving. According to the National Traffic Code, all are obligatory. The shapes and colors give you directions that you must respect . Continuous lines, prohibition of lane change, speed reducers, repairs, etc. Could you identify them all?
The traffic signs are preventive (yellow), informative (blue) and regulatory (red), in addition to those made by traffic agents and those of traffic lights. Did you know that these have an order of preference? First those of the agents, then the regulations, those of the traffic lights and, finally, the others.
Do you drive sober and rested?
The liquor decreases your response capacity, putting you in a state of relaxation . It also generates sleep and fatigue, so that your body becomes dormant and struggles more to stay awake , forgetting other reflex functions. These factors, therefore, limit your reactions and leave you prone to be a victim of road accidents. Did you know that a second of flashing could equal up to 30 meters of road?
Did you answer yes to all the questions? Congratulations! You are a conscious driver . Remember that driving a car or motorcycle requires that you be with all your senses in full alert.
Some answers were not? You can get better! What matters is to recognize the faults. Respecting the most vulnerable on the road , such as pedestrians or cyclists, and taking care of your safety, that of your companions and those who move in other vehicles, is what makes you a good driver.