01 June 2018

How to Stay Safe On the Road?

To get to work or for other activities in the province of Quebec, thousands of motorists meet on the road daily.

This massive circulation of cars and school buses can often lead to collisions and commuting accidents. Since you and your loved ones use these same road networks, it’s important to comply with a number of road safety criterias in order to mitigate the risks in your travels.

Make sure you’re fit to drive

Among the first safety rules, we have the distraction that is often caused by sleep disorders, colds or migraines, which makes the driver less vigilant because he will not have sharp reflexes and the eye attentive to what is going on in front of him. In addition, taking the road while impaired is both endangering your life and the lives of others, but it can also cost you financially. It is therefore necessary to avoid driving with a degree of alcoholism beyond the legal limit. You must make sure you are in good shape before you use the road, otherwise use common transport.

Safety belts are a must

The primary purpose of the safety belt is to protect against the impact of a collision, which is common enough. In this case, the driver and the passengers may become projectiles, and serious injuries can occur after these violent contacts: at 50 km/h, the force of the impact can be compared to 20 times the weight of the passenger projected. Wearing a seatbelt, even in cars equipped with airbags, can save your life.

Properly evaluate distances with other vehicles

In Quebec, road networks are more and more shared daily, so you need to determine the distance between other road users by counting the seconds. This efficient method will allow you to be at least four seconds between each vehicle. In addition, it is essential to take into consideration the climatic conditions, the state of the roadway, the speed and the flow of traffic. Be aware that the basis of safe driving is the anticipation that favors the reaction time to make the right decision.