Be courteous in traffic
Everyone is rushing to go home after work once 6 pm rolls around, and these always lead to traffic. When traffic hits, almost every car in the round suddenly turns crazy.You will see people going beyond the speed limits, cutting in different lanes,driving even during the red light, and more. No wonder, you see so many accidents during this time as well. Reckless drivers mean dangerous roads
No matter how much you hate traffic, do not be reckless like your fellow drivers and instead be a courteous one with manners.
First, do not attempt to tailgate. Tailgate is when a car goes too close to the driver in front of him or her and does not leave enough space for a stop.Instead, leave space between you and other which will amount to at least 3-second cushion or 10 feet of distance in case both of you need to stop driving. If you are following a bus or motorcycle, leave an even larger space.
Second, do not go beyond the speed limit and lastly, do not run through the next intersection when the light is red. Red light running is not only a violation but also can lead to car accidents since these reckless drivers are prone to collisions with innocent pedestrians and bicycles.
Watch your surroundings
Riding during the evening is a very dangerous task for any driver because of the lack of light. Thus, it is common to see trucks, buses, small cars, and other vehicles enter into accidents at this time.
When you ride a foton in thePhilippines, you are more prone to accidents than smaller vehicles because it is harder for drivers to control larger vehicles. Thus, you as a foton driver should take extra caution at night.
These are tips, you as a foton driver should remember, to prevent accidents at night.
Many things in your surroundings if missed, can cause you to make a sudden turn or brash stop and each of these instances can lead to an accident.
When watching your surroundings in the road, you should check out for in your side windows and window screen:
- Cars making zig-zag turns
- Stop signs
- Road curves
If you pass by a parking space while on the road, do not depend only on mirrors. Look over your right or left shoulder and check for cars try to go back away from their spot.
Inform drivers when you change lanes
Sometimes we need to change lanes, to reach a certain destination. Sadly, a lot of drivers are prone to forgetting to inform other cars about their plans for changing lanes and end up not turning on their hand signals. Not turning on your hand signals can lead to car accidents because the other vehicles in the next lane may not leave enough space for you when you transfer. This situation can easily lead to a collision.
Drivers who use fotons in the Philippines have to be careful when they drive at night. Because it is dark, you can easily get into accidents if you miss just one thing in your surroundings. Plus, the sizeof the foton makes it also hard to control.
Whenever foton drivers ride at night, they should remember their traffic manners, to watch their surroundings, and to change lanes properly.