According to the World Health Organization, every year 1.3 million people are fatalities by road traffic crashes which are also the leading cause of death for children and young adults ages 5-29. These statistics are tragic. National Traffic Awareness Month, observed each August, aims to reduce those fatalities by increasing our awareness of traffic safety rules.
What are some important traffic safety rules?
Be aware of your surroundings. If everyone on or near a road is aware of what is going on around them then accidents are less likely to occur.
Practice safe driving habits. Checking your blind spot, using your turn signals, and not speeding all prevent accidents and contribute to safer roads.
Don’t drive distracted. Distracted driving is defined as engaging in another activity while driving. The most common form of distracted driving is texting while driving but other examples are eating while driving, distractions from other passengers, adjusting the GPS or radio, and essentially anything that pulls your focus away from the road.
How to share the road?
Someone driving a car shares the road not only with fellow drivers but also with pedestrians, cyclists, and many other types of vehicles. This means that along with being responsible for personally following traffic safety rules a driver must also be ready to react to the behavior of those on the road with them.
Around pedestrians, drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop. Additionally, drivers should remember the rules around crosswalks and the right of way
Around Motorcycles, drivers should make an extra effort to give the motorcyclist enough space to safely operate their vehicle. Also, drivers should have increased awareness of their own position relative to motorcyclists.
Around cyclists, drivers should pay attention to the existence of a bike lane. Drivers should also make sure to give cyclists space on the road.
More information on how to share the road is available at
How does Top Driver encourage traffic safety?
Top Driver encourages traffic safety by instilling good driving habits in our students. Passionate and hard-working instructors work with students to ensure that they learn the best driving practices possible. At Top Driver, We Teach Driver Intelligence™. We focus on the quality of training, convenience, and assistance for the parents in coaching their teens to a lifetime of safe driving.