Always remember to put on the seat belt. The seat belt is the most important safety device in your car, it can save your life. The force and abrupt movement on collision can fatally hurt a person or even fling drivers out of the car if they're not buckled in.
Keep your eyes on the road. When you are driving, you should be doing just that and nothing else. Don't let things going on inside the car sidetrack you from the task at hand. The car is not the place for multi-tasking, so you should not be doing things like doing makeup, eating or drinking.
Mobile phones are for emergency use only on the road. One of the worst habits anyone can get into is talking on a cell phone while driving. Keep a cell phone with you in the car for emergency situations only. If you have to use a cell phone, pull safely over to the side of the road.
Follow traffic rules. Traffic rules have been designed with safety foremost in mind. It takes into account safety for all, including pedestrians. Stick to the lane, and keep the required distance between vehicles. It is important to display proper signals especially while changing lanes or before a turn.
Avoid drunk driving. Nearly a third of all vehicle accidents occur because of drunk driving. Even if your blood alcohol content is below the legal limit, it can still have an effect on your driving. If you know that you will be drinking, take a cab or arrange for someone else to drive you home.
Do not let kids to fight or climb around in your car. They should be buckled in their seats at all times. One accidental bump or too much noise can easily divert you from concentrating on driving safely.
Take additional precautions while driving during deer season. In summary, use common sense. Concentrate on your surroundings when driving.