Motorist Consideration Monday
Motorist Consideration Monday is your time to practice patience and consideration towards others while traveling. This includes all forms of travel, whether it be by car, bike, bus, public transportation, or even walking.
- When driving on a freeway move over into a center lane if you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
- While using public transportation give up your seat to some one who may need it more.
- Be sure to put your car lights on in the daytime to ensure better visibility to other vehicles.
- On a subway be patient and kind towards a handicapped person who moves slowly to take their seat.
- Do not try to pass a stopped school bus.
- Don’t drive aggressively by tailgating and bullying people on the road
- Don’t carry over your personal anger into “road rage”.
- No drinking and driving.
- Allow a fellow motorist to come out in front of you in a line of heavy traffic.
- Always yield to pedestrians
- Assist an elderly person onto the bus if needed. Example, let them go before you on line, if they’re having trouble stepping up to go into the bus, offer to hold their package (if they’re holding one) until they have sure footing
- Don’t Speed. Highways are not raceways!
- Be alert and cautious of bicycle riders on the side of the road. Give them plenty of room.
- Never tailgate a motorcycle. This can be very dangerous for the motorcyclist.
- Loud motorcycle pipes save lives, so keep an ear out for those loud pipes!
- Be cautious of emergency vehicles. No rubbernecking!
- Always use child safety seats for any child being driven in your car.
- Always use seat belts. In most states it is the law.
- Slow down in bad weather.
- Don’t text while driving. It’s the law.
- Kids, be considerate if you are going somewhere in the school bus. Don’t shout and scream and distract the driver. Don’t throw things out of the windows either or leave rubbish on the floor.