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AND SAFE DRIVING
ability to drive a motor vehicle with courtesy and consideration for pedestrians
and other motorists is one sure sign of a professional driver. Do you consider
yourself a pro? Or do you bulldoze your way through traffic, race to beat a
changing light or speed through residential areas? If you perform any of these
unsafe maneuvers, you are a poor example of your profession.
does it mean to be courteous? How can we be courteous when the other guy is
always trying to get the jump on your vehicle?
easy! Don't get caught in any "me first" situations. In all cases,
yield the right‑of‑way. Give a little ground. Trying to squeeze two
or more objects into the same space just doesn't work. Believe it. Many drivers
have tried and have met with a violent crash.
means respect for others as well as yourself. Being self‑centered and
bull‑headed while you are behind the wheel is asking for trouble.
develop a courteous attitude? Obeying traffic rules, yielding the
right‑of‑way, signaling your intentions and driving a safe vehicle
are just some of the courtesies we professional drivers can extend.
rules were established to minimize the road hazards and to give every driver a
fair break. Racing through stop signs, speeding and driving to the left of the
center line are all examples of a poor driving attitude.
every situation, the right‑of‑way is something that is to be given,
not taken. If the other driver is not following the rules, let him have the
right‑of‑way, even if it really belongs to you. Otherwise, you will
be gambling with the lives of your passengers and yourself.
your intentions when making a turn or changing lanes. Make the other drivers
aware of what you plan to do.
your vehicle in top notch condition. Follow recommended maintenance procedures,
check tires frequently and keep your vehicle clean.
the year, make due care, courtesy and common sense your gift to all fellow
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