Working on the roads can take time and effort. The last thing you want is for your vehicle to break down and block traffic, but that’s just one of the things that can happen when doing construction work on a major thoroughfare. To keep yourself safe while driving in these areas, you must know what to do before starting up your car or truck again after pulling over due to an emergency or unexpected delay due to equipment failure or even a flat tire.
Here is a checklist for you to keep handy, either when you are standardizing a safe driver, or you are one VIP Chauffeur yourself. Take a look!
Turn off Your Communications Device
You can just turn off your communications device, especially if driving through a work zone. It’s possible that the person riding in the passenger seat is an expert in driving or has some car experience and can help you. If this is the case, take advantage of their knowledge and have them review your checklist before starting the vehicle.
Adjust Your Surroundings
Please pay attention to your surroundings whenever you get a chance. A private driver always remembers to adjust her seat and mirrors. Adjust the climate control. Check all seat belts are fastened.
Always use Your Seatbelt.
Seat belts are the single most effective way to reduce injuries in a crash, and if you’re not wearing yours, you’re putting yourself in danger. You’ve probably heard it before: seat belts save lives.
Seat belts should be worn correctly. The shoulder belt should be over your chest and away from your neck; the lap belt should rest across your hips and thighs. All occupants of a vehicle—front seat or backseat—should wear their seatbelts at all times while driving or riding as passengers in any vehicle.
Check Behind and Beside
When you’re ready to drive away, could you look behind and beside the vehicle before moving forward or backward? This step can help ensure that no one is walking back or beside the car when you start driving.
Check mirrors and roadsides.
Look at both sides of your vehicle to ensure no one stands before starting up. Ensure no children, pets, or other pedestrians are in these areas. Check over your shoulders for traffic around you (your blind spots). If someone pulls out of a parking lot onto the road behind your vehicle, they may turn in front of your car without waiting to pass first!
Check both sides of the road where other cars might be coming from before pulling out too far into traffic flow lanes or Tour Service buses so another chauffeur service won’t try getting past while moving forward slowly into their lane quickly without looking back first!
Call for attention
Doing so could cause severe accidents due to distracted driving practices by drivers who fail to look behind them often enough while checking mirrors first and then checking over their shoulders carefully next. Driving safely requires constant vigilance when conditions call for attention, most urgently during unexpected events such as sudden stops triggered by emergency vehicles entering into traffic lanes suddenly because their lights were flashing brightly–if not aimed adequately toward pavement surfaces.
Keep Your Vehicle Lights on After Dark
A safe driver always keeps their vehicle lights on after dark, even during the summer or when there is rain or fog in the area. You’ll be more visible to other drivers and construction equipment operators.
Don’t rely on your car’s daytime running lights; always keep headlights on! Also, not on your car’s fog lights alone to provide enough light for driving safely at night. Refrain from relying on your car’s headlights during rain or moisture, as this could wash out visibility further.
Do Not Let Anyone Distract You While Driving
Please don’t let anyone distract you while driving, and keep both hands on the steering wheel when operating a motor vehicle to prevent an accident. When getting ready to go, ensure your headlight is working correctly. If not, call for assistance or fix it before moving on with your day.
Only text or use your phone while driving unless there are circumstances where this cannot be avoided (for example, using GPS navigation). Don’t eat or drink while driving because it can make you fall ill if someone vomits in the car because they are sick!
Avoid driving when tired as well; it’s dangerous and could lead to severe consequences like hitting another car/person due to lack of focus & alertness from being exhausted from staying up too late watching Netflix instead of sleeping earlier so there would be enough time left over for exercise before work…
If you follow these tips and drive safely, you’ll be on your way to keeping yourself and others safe from harm. It’s always a good idea to plan so that when an emergency occurs, you know what steps must be taken immediately or over time until everything is resolved.