Be a Safer Driver in Your Mazda 2 in 2019
The Mazda 2 is an excellent car that’s packed with some great safety features. However, no safety equipment can really prevent a driver from driving in a unsafe way. Many of us are under pressure to get a lot of things done in a day, and it’s easy to become distracted. Driving safely is good for the occupants of the car and other road users, and it’s very easy to become a safer driver for 2019.
Know Your Car
Many drivers drive their car on a very superficial level, and they don’t take the time to understand how it operates. The Mazda 2 has features that are important to keep you and other road users safe, and many of these are detailed in the owner’s manual. Find all the safety features and try them out before you take the car out on the open road. Take some time to learn about some basic maintenance, such as: topping up fluid levels and checking the air pressure in your tyres. Before setting off in the car, make sure the mirrors and steering wheel are adjusted to meet your driving style.
Be a Courteous Driver
Driving in a courteous manner can be difficult because it’s hard to communicate with other drivers through metal and glass when travelling at speed. This can lead to problems and misunderstandings that can cause tempers to flare up. The only way to show courtesy on the road is through your actual driving style. This is easy to do, and after a short while, it will become second nature to drive this way. Always read the road ahead and leave plenty of space between you and the car ahead. Don’t tailgate the car in front of you and stick to the speed limit. Make sure that other road users understand your intentions by using your lights and signalling in accordance with local laws.
Concentrate and Stay Alert
We’ve all seen other drivers on the road that seem to have driving low on their list of priorities. These drivers may be swerving through traffic, using their phones and carrying on a conversation with rear passengers and even drinking coffee. It’s essential that you don’t drive like this, focus on your driving and be aware of how other drivers are driving around you. When your perceptions are heightened, you will quickly become aware of the current driving conditions. When you are alert, you can react to situations more quickly and avoid getting into trouble.
Know the Rules of the Road
We all have to pass a driving test in order to get on the road, but after a while, we begin to forget a lot of the rules, and this can breed complacency. It’s a good idea to brush up on the rules of the road from time to time to improve your driving knowledge and avoid legal problems. Like many laws, the road regulations are updated, and it’s important to keep up with local and national driving changes.
If they are looking for a Mazda 2 for sale, Perth based drivers should contact us at Mandurah Mazda to arrange a no obligation test drive.