How to make sure your car is safe before you go off-road
By now, you probably know how to make a quick checklist to keep you safe in case of an accident, and how to avoid getting hit by a vehicle that might be traveling at more than 85 mph.
But as with most things that happen off-roading, there are a lot of unknowns, and there’s always more to learn about these hazards.
We’re going to explore those risks in more detail in this article, but for now, we’ll start by taking a look at how to take the road safely.
Keep your hands and feet out of the way 2.
Know how to drive a safe car without being distracted 3.
Take care when driving on the shoulder 4.
Know where to park your car 5.
Never leave your car unattended 6.
Be mindful of other drivers 7.
Don’t overdo it on the road 8.
Stay out of a blind spot 9.
Never drive in a straight line 10.
Never park in a ditch or in a tree11.
Be careful with your vehicle in a blindspot 12.
Avoid driving at night.13.
Use the shoulder when it’s safe to do so.14.
Always wear eye protection when driving a car.15.
Drive in a safe, well-lit area.16.
Always turn left at red lights.17.
Never turn right on a curve.18.
Always stay in the center lane.19.
Never pass a motorcyclist.20.
Never overtake another motorcyclian in the right-hand lane.21.
Drive safely on a wide street, but don’t drive too fast.22.
Never cross any pedestrians.23.
Don-tie any wires to the back of your vehicle.24.
Don’ t wear your seatbelt when riding a motorcycle.25.
Always obey traffic lights.26.
Never use the brakes when driving.27.
Never operate a motorcycle with a speed limit of 80 miles per hour or more.28.
Drive your vehicle cautiously and in a lane that is safe for other traffic.29.
Always check your mirrors before driving.30.
Don”t ride in the open on the side of a highway.31.
Don,t ride with a passenger in the back seat.32.
Don t ride on an empty highway.33.
Don andt wear helmets.34.
Don (t) ride in a shoulder or a crosswalk.35.
Don don,t operate a motorcycle with a body weight greater than 130 pounds.36.
Don(t) operate a bicycle or skateboard with a weight greater.37.
Don do not drive a motorcycle without a rearview mirror.38.
Don no ride in an enclosed or enclosed vehicle.39.
Dont drive on a highway with an embankment, or a road median, in your path.40.
Don a motorcycle or bicycle with a tire that is less than 5 inches in diameter.41.
Don ride in traffic, including during emergency situations.42.
Don””t drive with the headlights on, even if you are in a parking space.43.
Don”t park in the median when you are stopped in your lane.44.
Donate blood or tissue samples to medical research.45.
DonDon’t park your vehicle on the curb or on the grass.46.
Don”(t) drive with your hands behind your back.47.
Dona(t be) distracted by a person” s phone.48.
DonA(t ride your bicycle if you don’t have your helmet on.49.
Don A(t leave your vehicle unattended while driving.50.
Don`t ride or drive in an open field, or on a roadway with a hazard such as a tree, tree line, or downed power lines.51.
DonT drive your vehicle through a ditch, snowbank, or other hazardous area.52.
Don”,t operate or park a motorcycle while intoxicated.53.
Don dont park a motor cycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.54.
Don ,t ride a bicycle if your blood alcohol level is within the legal limit.55.
Don n a motorcycle on the street or on an open highway with a person on the bike.56.
Don “t ride without a seatbelt or a helmet on.”57.
Don “”t drive or operate a vehicle with a seat belt inoperable.58.
DonNo ride your motorcycle on a paved road with the hazard of an embanked vehicle.59.
Don,,t park your bicycle on a public sidewalk or on sidewalk patios.60.
Don dont ride your bike on a street paved with concrete.61.
Don Don”” t ride a motorcycle under the age of 18.62.
DonDo not drive or ride your vehicle while you are under the effect of an intoxicating substance or under the effects of a drug or alcohol, or under any of the following conditions:63.
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