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Drivers, keep these 10 commandments in mind the next time you're on the road.
Put together by AutoDeal, these 10 driving commandments not only make for a more pleasant commute, but also ensure a safer drive. These commandments include giving way to pedestrians, not using gadgets while driving, following the speed limit, and to not drink and drive.
Check out the infographic below to learn more.
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1. Give way to pedestrian crossing
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable on the roads. Always give way to them while they cross zebra and traffic light crossings.
2. Do not hog the passing or overtaking lane
Spare a thought to other motorists and drive according to the traffic speed. For those unaware, the extreme right lane is used for overtaking, not idle cruising.
3. Do not use gadgets while driving
Not only is this a traffic offence, but you’re also putting yourself and other road users in danger. Stay focused on the road. That SMS or WhatsApp message can wait.
4. Stop at red lights
Most road junction accidents occur when drivers attempt to beat the red light. As a general rule of thumb, it’s better to slow your speed than to accelerate as you approach a red-light junction.
5. Remember to use turn signals
Your turn signals are the only way for you to communicate with fellow drivers. Unless they are mind readers, don’t change lanes without first informing them of your intentions.
6. Always keep your cool while driving
Getting angry at the driver who cut you off won’t make your day any better. Learn to control your emotions and let the little things go.
7. No overtaking on solid double yellow line
In Singapore, we use the solid double white line. This line means no changing of lanes is allowed. If you happened to miss a turn or exit, drive to the next one. Singapore isn't that big.
8. Do not park on “No Parking” sides of roads
The “No Parking” signs are there for a reason. Failing to follow them often puts other drivers at an inconvenience.
9. Follow the speed limit
Follow the speed limit and refrain from speeding. Yes, you might get to your destination earlier, but you are risking the lives of your passengers and yourself. Pay attention to road conditions and drive according to traffic speed.
10. Do not drink and drive
Lives can be lost when a drunk person gets behind a wheel. Do you really want blood on your hands? No? Then don’t drink and drive.
Do you have your own set of driving commandments? Let us know in the comments below.
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