Ways to be courteous to other drivers
If you know how to be polite and courteous to other drivers, then you should be able to get yourself out of any potentially dangerous situations and also avoid accidents. Being impolite on the road is a major cause of road rage, which can lead to you sustaining injuries in accidents. It is also a good way to be reckless on the roads, causing accidents which are entirely your fault and leave you liable to pay out on your insurance and for any compensation claim the other driver may want to file against you.
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Being courteous on the road
- Don’t dawdle. Make sure that wherever you are going, you go there with purpose. If you feel that you need to check directions, or that you have gotten lost and need to think, find a safe place to pull over. Thinking in the middle of the road or at traffic lights can cause cars to pile up behind you.
- Stop at the lights. One of the most irritating things for other drivers is when a car pulls out past red lights, causing any cars moving in the other direction to have to slam on their brakes. What is similarly annoying, though, is if you stop short before the lights, so that the cars behind you have to stop suddenly as well.
- Always signal. Even if you cannot see any cars around you, there is a possibility that there are cars you are simply not seeing, who are looking out for your signal to be sure of where they need to go and what they need to do.
- Drive as close to the speed limit as you can. The speed limit is set for a reason. Obviously if there is bad weather or heavy traffic you cannot go at the speed limit, but on a fairly clear road you will do nothing but irritate other drivers if you drive too slowly.
- Keep a car’s length between you and the car in front. Driving too closely will intimidate other drivers, whilst keeping too far back makes it difficult for the car behind you to see what is happening in front.