(1) Check the car parts' condition. A good driver somehow knows the mechanism of car parts. Regular checking of gas, engine oil, tires, brakes, etc. can save the driver from troubles that may lead to injuries or death. Neglect of repairing or replacing defective devices like wipers can cause accidents during rainy days.
(2) Fasten the seat belt. Wearing the seat belt is always a good driver's habit. It can keep him or her from getting fatal head injuries when car crash occurs.
(3) Pay attention on the road. Most automobile accidents happen because of drivers' loss of focus. Paying attention on the road and the cars in front makes a safe trip. Talking on the phone while driving is a bad habit. When there is a phone call, pull over on the road side first. Loud sounds may distract the driver and forget to take notice of oncoming vehicles.
(4) Observe traffic rules. Following roads signs and traffic signals is vital to motorists. Intentional disregard of traffic rules will cost lawful penalties or cause accidents leading to injuries or death.
(5) Limit speed. Taking heed of speed prevents car collisions. Slow driving can still take you to your destination. Unless there is an emergency, there is no need to hurry.
(6) Always turn on signal lights. Signal lighting is very important when turning. It warns the other drivers of what you are going to do. Out of order head and tail lights can cause accidents. (Go to a local or online store and purchase, for instance, an aftermarket tail lights.) Fixing malfunctioning lights is crucial to avoid unnecessary troubles on the street.
(7) Observe the weather. When rain or snow falls, it is better to be cautious and reduce speed. Wet and slippery road can make you lose control, so slow down.
(1) Don't drink and drive. Drunk driving is the main cause of road accidents. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs is another.
(2) Avoid over speeding. As it is said above, make haste only in situations requiring you to arrive at a certain place urgently.
(3) Don't overtake. Overtaking the car ahead can cause collision with the approaching vehicles in the opposite lane.
(4) Don't drive when you're sleepy. If by chance you fall asleep while driving, either you wake in the hospital or you will never wake up anymore.
(5) Don't "go" during a "red light". When the traffic lights say that you have to stop, you must stop. In cases when your prudence tells you to "go" during a "red light" because there are no other vehicles or pedestrians across the street, still follow the signal. This doesn't make you like a robot, rather it simply warns you to stop for a while. Who knows what will happen next when you "go."