Driving on highways is perhaps easier than driving in crowded areas amongst countless green lights, red lights and alleyways. However, the risk of a serious accident occurring is also much higher. The following advice will help you drive more safely.
- Inspect your tires before turning onto a highway.
- Drive below the speed limit and use automatic transmission mode (if available) to avoid exceeding the speed limit and to conserve fuel.
- Observe as far forward as possible, even if you cannot make out all the details. Take care to monitor light signals and the direction of the cars ahead. This will help you to better react.
- Before switching lanes, you need to check all the rear-view mirrors and look behind over your shoulder to inspect the cars around you. Remember when you turn around to only take a glance; you don't need to gaze too intently, as you run the risk of colliding with the car in front of you.
- Regularly check rear-view mirrors to become aware of the traffic circulation around your car.
- Plan your exit off the highway beforehand and slowly merge into the lane on the exit side. Do not stop in the middle of the road or reverse if you miss the exit. The best way is to keep going straight and take the next exit.