“No matter how fast and furious companies develop driverless technology, it will be many years before a majority of cars on the road are smart enough to drive themselves.” Celia Stokes, eDriving CEO.
The world we live in is fast-paced. Day by day we’re getting closer to a time when cars are completely self-driving and vehicle technology will get us safely from point A to point B. One day we might not even need to think about driving safely. But, until then, it’s you–or, to be exact, your brain–that is the single most effective safety feature your car has. After all, nearly 95 percent of collisions and road incidents are due to driver attitudes, behaviors, and choices . That means that to be a safe driver, you need to be a smart driver.
Smart driving means things like:
- Paying attention behind the wheel
- Maintaining at least a three-second following distance (and increasing this if conditions require it!)
- Controlling speed, and adjusting it for conditions
- Expecting the unexpected and having a plan for it
But it appears to be time to go farther: smart driving isn’t enough: it’s time to embrace SMART driving. (Or S.M.A.R.T. driving.) In a recent op-ed, and in preparation for Teen Driver Safety Week, eDriving CEO Celia Stokes explains why we’ve got more control than we think right now in the cars we currently drive. And why, as we await the day that cars are able to drive themselves, we all need to drive smarter and embrace SMART driving, a new set of principles and guidelines to keep us all safer on the road.
Find out five ways in which you can drive SMART by reading the full article: Teen Driving: Smart is the New Safe .
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