Tips for City Driving

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  1. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    • Avoid filling stations at rush hours. Never head towards the filling station during rush hours. Make sure to fill up the fuel tank and
      check tyre pressure at your convenience.
    • Drive within the speed limits. Avoid the urge to over speed and cross speed limits. Remember, being five minutes late in this world is
      better than being five minutes early to the next.
    • Always use safe driving accessories. It is very important to check that all the accessories are functioning properly. Adjust the angle of
      the rear vision mirror according to your own convenience before starting your car. Seat belts and child lock ensure prevention before a mishap occurs.
    • Talking on cellular phone while driving is a strict NO. Using cellular phones while driving can be fatal. While speaking on the cellular
      phone your attention can be diverted from the road ahead. There may be unexpected slowing down, sudden lane changing, etc. by you.
    • Avoiding honking unnecessarily. Do not misuse the privilege of having a horn at your disposal. Blowing the horn suddenly creates
      confusion among fellow drivers. Prolonged honking and the use of certain kinds of horns also contribute to noise pollution.
    • Change lanes only with indication. Do not change lanes suddenly and without indicating your intention to move to a different lane.
      Always overtake a vehicle from its right-hand side.
    • Safe backing saves a lot. Careful backing of one's car at low speed and with a backing signal on can help prevent any collision. This
      becomes even more important in the generally crowded public parking places, where one has to be really deft to move the car in or out.
    • Relax on seeing red. There's not much you can do about a traffic signal that has just turned red as you approached the crossing! So
      why not take it as an opportunity to spend a few moments of relaxation?
     
  2. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    Tips for Driving in Winter

    • Warming up the engine: Though it is very important not to start driving before your engine is warmed up. Do not warm it up with too long idling - 60 to 100 seconds is usually enough time to allow your engine to idle. A cold engine will warm up faster when the vehicle is being driven than when left to idle for long periods of time. When the weather is unusually cold, remember to drive at slower speeds for a few miles to give your car time to warm up.
    • Be sure your vehicle is maintained properly: Lights, brakes, windshield wipers, defrosters, radiator and other parts of your vehicle
      should be in good working condition
    • Under the hood: Check the battery. It takes more power to start a car in the cold. Ensure clean, tight connections and proper fluid
      levels. Clean corrosion from battery terminals regularly.
    • Heater & Defogging: Always use the heater with the air conditioner's toggle button turned on 'Fresh air' mode. Set air intake
      control and air flow control to a well ventilated position and the temperature control function to a comfortably warm position. When the car is fogged from inside, the AC can be used for increased defogging action.
    • Check tyre pressure: A chilly morning is probably a good time to check tyre inflation pressures.
    • Slow down!: While driving through fog, ensure you drive slowly and keep your eyes trained on the vehicle ahead of you. You should
      ideally drive at a speed that allows you to stop within the distance of your visibility.
    • Don't tailgate: Never hang on to the lights of the vehicle in front, it only gives a false sense of security.
    • Fogging inside the car: Turn on the defroster and blower to eliminate condensation on the insides of your windshields and windows
    • Lights: Use low-beam lights. In a fog, high beams reflect back on the driver, actually reducing visibility further.
    • Indicators: Have your fog lamps and indicator lights on. Getting high mounted stop lights may be a good idea for increased visibility.
      Avoid sudden stops and turns. Remember, the driver behind you cannot see well, either.
     
  3. jonhmartin734

    jonhmartin734 New Member

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    Manual transmission cars are fun, less expensive and often more fuel-efficient, but driving them in stop-and-go traffic can make driving stressful and tiring, particularly in hilly cities like San Francisco. So weigh the trade offs between the two transmissions if you know you'll be in town frequently.
     
  4. smith

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    Thanks for sharing.. its very useful
     
  5. callumpowel

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    People have to care while driving a car in the city. As per my knowledge there are lost of people who are walking on the road, so if you don't drive your car safely then you will miss your concentration and it may cause an accident.
     
  6. insane.nick

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    Hey,
    Thanks for sharing the useful tips. :)
     

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