Help me be a better driver
November 11, 2012 10:00 AM Subscribe
Please help me become a better driver. Recently, I rear-ended a car while driving on a local road and it was raining at that time. This is a wake up call for me. I have to pay ~$2000 for car body repair and my insurance premium will go up. We are only lucky that nobody was hurt (my kids were in carseats and not harmed). I need tips on how to be a better driver.
posted by akomom to health & fitness (49 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have been an OK driver, not great. But I have never made big mistakes like this one. I had been listening to music and my mind was not focused on driving when this happened. The rain makes it harder to break. Maybe I am too worried, but do you have tips on not being distracted while driving, do you improve your response to traffic situation somehow? Sometimes I have to talk to my kids while driving, since they fuss a lot after a full day at preschool. Talking to them definitely distract me. My other Big issue is foggy windshield and window that makes visibility low. I know I need to turn on the defog button for windshield and turn air-conditioning on to make it colder inside. I also turn on rear window defrog by pressing the button, then it heats up the window, right? Why? what is the science behind these? What other ways to improve visibility? In the morning, I have to manually clean the two side windows to clear them up. Any other way? Thanks