Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When Shouldn't You Drive?

Just because you know how to drive and you own a car does not mean you should be driving everywhere all the time. Below are some instances when you absolutely should NOT be driving. Should you find yourself in any of these situations in St. Petersburg, FL, taxi services will be a good way to still get to your destination.

After you've been drinking.  

This is pretty much a no-brainer. Alcohol impairs your senses and your judgment. Driving under the influence is simply stupid and irresponsible. You risk not just your life but others' as well.

If you have issues with your eyes and reflexes

Driving is requires constant split-second decision making. In order to make the right decision, you have to be able to identify all the factors involved. This would be difficult if you have issues with your eyes as driving is a primarily visual activity. And even if you have perfect vision, if you are unable to execute evasive tactics fast enough, you'll still be in a lot of trouble.

When you are unfamiliar with the driving laws of the area. 

This one is especially true when traveling to a foreign country. Driving isn't all about getting behind the wheel and roaring away. Highway laws may vary from place to place and if you are ignorant of the rules, you may be putting yourself and others in danger.

Remember, when you get behind the wheel, you have to do more than watch the road. You have to keep your eye on the other cars, street signs and traffic lights, even pedestrians. Anything that can impair this activity puts every one of those people including yourself at risk. Don’t hesitate to take a taxi. St. Petersburg, FL has lots of them.

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