Driving tips every motorist should know

Ask yourself: From whom did you learn most of your driving skills? Chances are your answer won’t be an instructor or short driving course somewhere. Most of us probably know what we know behind the wheel because of a loved one. 

This is why we’re pleased to see that most of our readers seem to know what’s proper from what’s not when safely operating a motor vehicle. Recently, we asked you guys to share a driving tip you feel every motorist should know. Your answers give us hope.

So, take a look at what you guys have come up with below. Oh, and be sure to pass this knowledge on to the next generation of Filipino drivers. They’ll need all the help they can get.

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“Slower traffic, please keep right. When you’re driving slow, please stay in the slower lane. Use the left lane to pass only.” – A.J. Ybardolaza

“Assume that all motorists around you are clueless about their surroundings. This will make you a better defensive driver.” – Ryan De los Reyes

“Stop changing lanes just to chase a few seconds of time. Better to get to your destination late than never.” – Charlene Vee Tan

“Be kind, in general. It doesn’t cost you anything to be kind to others.” – Alfredo Ross Duran Jr.

“Respect the speed limit. Not too fast, not too slow. I drive through the expressway to go to my destination, not to race with anyone.” – Dang Ortiz

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“Always assume that there are people/pedestrians crossing the road every time or whenever a vehicle in front or ahead of you slows down or stops. Do not make a sudden maneuver to avoid and overtake the vehicle ahead of you, you might be surprised that people are crossing.” – Pros Sarcos

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“Don’t drive when at the peak of any emotion, whether hungry, sad, angry, excited. Emotions cloud the judgment and yours shouldn’t be clouded when at the road.” – Serrano Jmarie

“The goal is to get traffic to flow faster, for the common good. Never sacrifice this and everyone’s safety just for your convenience.” – Martin Alec Fernando

“BLOWBAGETS is an acronym that lists the things you should check before heading out: Brake, Lights, Oil, Water, Battery, Air, Gas, Engine, Tire, and Self.” – Nonoy Mongaya

“Improper use of high beam headlights can lead to accidents. Put yourself on others’ shoes.” – Joanne JL

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