Short Essay on Safe Driving – Meaning and Tips

Meaning of Safe Driving

Safe driving is a habit that all road and motor operators should adopt. Law enforcers have attempted to take up the mantle of ensuring safety on the roads. However, this is a personal responsibility of every individual behind the wheel. Since we all share the roads, it is important to make sure that we drive safely, not only for our own sake but the sake of everyone else on the roads.

Safe Driving Tips

  • Keep your vehicle in good condition. Vehicle maintenance is important for ensuring safety on the roads. Regular visits to the mechanic will ensure that your vehicle is in good operating condition.
  • Do not drink and drive. We have heard that over and over again. Drunk driving more often than not leads to accidents. Even at low intoxication levels, a driver is still impaired and is not fit to be on the road.
  • Avoid speeding. Speeding is another one of the top causes of traffic crashes. For safety, drive at a moderate speed. Observe also the speed limits on the highways to avoid accidents.
  • Do not drive when sleepy or drowsy. There have been reported cases of accidents caused by drivers sleeping behind the wheel. When you start yawning and dozing off on the road, take action immediately and pull over.
  • Be extra cautious when driving during bad weather. When driving through fog or during a heavy snowstorm or rain, always drive below the speed limit and be extra alert. It is also important to maintain an extra distance between you and the car ahead.
  • Do not follow the car ahead too closely. This is one of the safety rules that are very important. Keeping a relative distance between you and the car ahead will give you adequate time to make a reaction if the driver ahead makes a sudden turn or stop.
  • Avoid distractions when driving. Do not use your cell phones when on the road. One second of distractions can cost lives.


Automobile accidents have been a lead cause of deaths all over the world. For others, they may be alive, but their lives changed that tragic day. For that reason, it is important to practice safe driving.

By Winnie