Fatigue: The Driving Danger That People Ignore

There’s a big danger people are rarely talking about today when they are on the road:

It’s called driver’s fatigue.

Like in most things we do, being fatigue can be very dangerous to our lives.

Let’s stop putting our lives at unnecessary risks on the road.

I’ve seen friends jump into another friend’s car because a free ride is very appealing.

But when the driver (friend) is so tired because he hasn’t slept for 2 days?

That’s no longer a free ride. In fact, it becomes a dangerous ride and you must avoid it if you really do care for your life.

I’ve seen this happen many times before, and it doesn’t make any sense at all.

Being fatigue significantly increase the risk of a crash.

It makes you less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs your ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises.

Driver fatigue is believed to contribute to more than 30% of road crashes.

Imagine that.

30% of road crashes is a lot.

That’s a lot of lives lost.

Many things can cause driver fatigue.

Lack of sleep is number one.

Avoid driving at the time of the day when you should be sleeping.

Or, get a lot of sleep when you usually do before jumping on the road.

Young drivers make this mistake because they are so excited about driving that they almost want to drive all the time.

Business travelers also make this mistake.

That is why I recommend you always travel by air or the fastest means of transportation if your destination isn’t too far away. It’s very important that you heed this advice.

My driving instructors at Access2Drive, a highly respected driving school in Queens does an amazing job telling young drivers never to get behind the wheel when they feel so tired.

The consequence of fatigue driving is very big.

I endeavor you to avoid it at all costs.

Thanks for reading.

Staying Safe On The Road

I drive too much these days. Going to work. Picking up the kids. And going out for picnics.

I like outdoors very much and my kids share those passion with me.

That’s not strange.

I see a lot of kids drive on the streets and I wonder if they’ve ever attended a driving school here in Queens. It’s surprising, you know.

Just this evening, I saw a teen driver moving at a very fast speed with ears plugged with headphones. Yesterday was the same thing, I saw a teen wearing iPods and driving at the same time.

That’s risk. Big risk!

And these teens have parents or maybe guardians. I wonder if they ever let them attend any driving school or they were just self-taught that they don’t know what they should do and what they shouldn’t do.

It doesn’t make any sense to me.

Our roads are more dangerous than ever.

I see men and women, old and young, playing with their smartphones while driving at the same time. Their minds are split between two different things and they don’t even know it. They are multi-tasking.

Even I still find it difficult to multitask while writing. Believe me, I’ve tried many times. I always fail because it just doesn’t work.

Even the experts don’t recommend multitasking because it kills the brain.

But unknown to many, they have become married to their phones that no matter what they are doing or where they are, they still want to do something on it.

That sucks.

It makes our roads less safe for everybody.

The rate of car accident deaths is rising very hard. It doesn’t look good at all.

I try to stay away from those high-risk drivers when I see them.

Staying safe just doesn’t depend on you alone. You also have to try away from those idiots. When you see them at your front, it’s better you pause for them to move far away from you or you simply switch lanes.

Doing this makes you a wise driver of course.

And as you continue to do this, you’ll find yourself avoiding troubles on the roads.

Thanks for reading.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

To get good at anything, you need practice, practice and more practice.

In my teen years, I used to think many things are hard until I jumped into them.

For example, I did badly in mathematics.

I hate mathematics.

In fact, it puts me to sleep.

And I loathe anyone who likes it because I hate it so much.

The reason why I hate it so much is because I couldn’t get good at it.

I tried everything I could. But I’m always pushing myself. So, I stopped trying to become a good mathematician.

Six months ago, I changed my mind about mathematics. I decided to learn and get good at it again.

I made the commitment to practice mathematics every day.

As if it was waiting for me to change my mind, I become so good at solving mathematics problems. I never thought I could solve those problems.

What’s the magic?

Practice.

I’ve found that the harder I practice, the easier it becomes.

So is driving.

I don’t feel so comfortable behind the wheels. My mind is always racing as if it a F1 sport car.

But over the past few weeks, things have completely changed. I’m now better at driving.

I’ll like to thank my driving school in Queens.

They’ve been supportive over the past few weeks.

But the practice was the key.

Without practice, there’s no way I’ll become a perfect driver.

Just yesterday, I took my girlfriend for shopping.

Bought some nice clothes for her and she likes them.

She enjoyed the ride back home. Something we haven’t been doing for a long time.

Driving enable us to share more moments together. That helps our bond grow stronger and stronger every single day. I want to keep improving my driving skills with practice

I’m reaching out to you, if there are skills you want to learn, make sure you’re practicing harder and harder for them.

This video will help you more:

 

Driving On The Streets Of New York

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Today driving on the streets of New York.

And I could see almost everything a new driver should be scared of:

Children.

Pets.

Adults walking.

People playing and riding bikes.

I was real scared of hurting anyone.

But, I kept my head up and my heart cool. The most amazing the thing I did.

Many people get killed and injured every year due to reckless driving.

My instructors at my driving school are doing great work.

Those are my heroes. They told me almost everything I needed to know driving well on the streets. And today, I applied everything I was taught.

I took me weeks searching for the right Brooklyn driving school, and I’m so lucky to find the perfect one for me.

Access2Drive also have their locations in Baldwin and Long Island.

In fact, their branch at Baldwin, Nassau Country does a better job than in Brooklyn as told by my good friends.

I’ll call them the best driving school in Queens.

One of the things I was told by the instructors at this driving school is to always inspect my car before driving it. This important driving lesson was emphasized more than any other.

I’m sure that if every driver out there starts heeding this driving advice, that is checking their car or jeep before taking it out, hundreds of life would be saved each year.

The seat belt is another.

As a new driver, I forgot to put on my seat beat.

I’d drove around for more than 20 minutes before I noticed one driver wearing his and then I suddenly remember that I haven’t done mine.

Not good of course.

If you have kids, this is even more important. Kids can easily fall because they have less weight and the ability to control themselves.

If you have an 18+ child who’s ready to start driving, make sure you teach them this important points.

Their driving school should also emphasize these important points, except you’re teaching them yourself of course.

But I always recommend that you let your kids go to a driving school where they have the best driving instructors available to put them through everything they need to know.

That’s why I recommend Access2Drive.

Thanks for reading my rant. And make sure you tell your friends and family about this.

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Thanks for reading.

Driving The Streets For The First Time

I felt terrified the first time I hit the road with my mom’s car.

Of course, I’ve spent a whole month learning how to drive well. (Hint: I’m a slow learner, hence the reason why it took such a long time).

I’ve taken the 5-hour class from Access2Drive. This driving school offers the most superb driving experience for new drivers. I learned driving at their Brooklyn location.

They have offices in Long Island and Queens.

The tutors are amazing, understanding and very patient. This is something other driving schools in New York lacks.

After extreme driving, I decided to hit the roads. The experience was cool.

But that wasn’t the case at first. I had to request that my older brother join me in case I do something silly.

I got my confidence after 15 minutes of driving around the street and I could now comfortably make U-turns, reverse back and a lot more.

One thing I’m still trying to know as much about is speed.

Being on the right speed is the key in safe driving.

In a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,

(2008 Motor vehicle Crash Data From FARS and GES):

  • 7% of all vehicle collisions happen at 30 MPH or less.

This study also showed 45% of fatal urban (city) crashes occur on local roads and city streets as opposed to highways and interstates.

Learning to drive the streets with the best speed is very important in driving.

So I made a call to the wonderful instructors at Access2Drive.

I was advised to avoid driving during the busiest time of the day, which is around 2:00-6:00 P.M.

Keep in mind that time may varies depending on the place you’re located.

You need to figure out what the busiest time of the day is over there and make sure that you’re not on the road during these times if you’re a new driver.

And another thing I was told is that I should always plan my route with map or any navigation device when driving in an unfamiliar city.

I’m also always looking at the color of the road divider to ensure that I’m on the right lane. At least, this will help me avoid some troubles.

I’m still learning driving, and I’m improving each day I get on the wheel.

I want to be a talented driver, so good that I can travel across the United States. That’s my ultimate goal.

Thanks for reading friends.

See you soon.