Safety is always important when operating a vehicle, but it is especially important to be aware of safe driving practices when you are in a new country. Driving in an unfamiliar area with foreign road signs can increase your chances of getting into a traffic accident.
In their welcome guide for new immigrants, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provided 10 safety tips for driving in the United States.
Check out these ’10 Tips for Driving Safely in the United States’
1. Drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. Always have your driver’s license, registration, and insurance card with you.
3. Always wear your seat belt.
4. Use proper seat belts and car safety seats for children.
5. Use your car’s signals to show if you are turning left or right.
6. Obey all traffic laws and signals.
7. Pull over to the side of the road if an emergency vehicle—such as police car, fire truck, or ambulance—needs to pass you.
8. Do not pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.
9. Do not drive if you have been drinking or taking drugs.
10. Slow down and be very careful when driving in fog, ice, rain, or snow.
Download the free guide ‘5 Things You Need to Do to Obtain a Driver’s License in the United States’ for advice on how to easily obtain your U.S. Driver’s License.