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What’s A Responsive Driving Experience?

There are currently 1.3 people for every car in the USA, according to Ward’s Auto survey. This makes the USA, with almost 240 million vehicles the largest car population in the entire world. With more and more cars on the road and more and more drivers, it becomes important to introduce a concept of responsive driving. What does responsive driving mean, you ask. It’s simple. Responsive driving is driving with regards to the responsibilities of the car own, the driver, the driving behavior and the car itself.

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The Alert, Ready And Reactive Driver

For a start, from the moment you sit behind the wheel, it is important that you accept that the life of all passengers – including yours – is in your hands. Naturally, you can’t stop accidents from happening when they are caused by other drivers, but remaining an alert, ready and reactive driver. In other words, it is about keeping your attention on the road, which means that you should banish any form of distraction – especially smartphone-related distractions. This will allow you to remain aware of the behaviors of other drivers on the road so that you can react fast to avoid an unexpected collision.

Be Respectful Of Others

There is such as thing as road respect. While this may at first be only related to the respect of the road laws, there is another meaning to it. It is about courtesy on the road. Indeed, while every driver knows what they should and shouldn’t do, it doesn’t stop them from time to time from doing the wrong thing. For example, imagine a driver who turns into your lane without indicating. Remaining courteous means that their mistake doesn’t give you the right to punish them by driving dangerously behind them. Additionally, letting cars infiltrate when they need to, such as trying to rejoin a large road, can go a long way: It is reducing the risk of traffic building up and making the road experience better for all.

A Car You Can Rely On

At the core of everything, you need a vehicle you can rely on, whether second-hand and bought from used car lots or brand new. When you buy a car, it is essential that you first take a test drive with it – not every car is suitable for every driver types. So make sure that you understand how the car responds before you decide to buy. Additionally, it’s important to keep up-to-date with your servicing schedule – you don’t want the car to fall into pieces – and to get a comprehensive insurance cover. This offers protection to those you share the road with too.  

Think About Your Carbon Footprint

Last, but not least, with the rate of air pollution increasing every day, it’s important to take an interest in the type of fuel that your car needs. You may be surprised to know that over half of American drivers don’t know anything about their gas emission. Unfortunately, what motorists are interested in is cost. In other words, the cheapest car wins. However, when the future of the blue planet as we know it is at state, it’s good to look out for renewable fuels, or even hybrid cars if you can.