How You Can Be A Safer Driver With Your Mercedes

Giancarlo Perlas February 15, 2022

We are all guilty of getting a little sloppy in our driving habits from time to time, but this can sometimes be dangerous for both you and other road users. No matter how safely you drive and with all the safety features present in your Mercedes, you should take some small steps in order to be a safer driver on the roads.

Consider Your Vision

The key factors for safe driving are reaction time and awareness – both of which are dependent on the quality of your vision. To be aware of your surroundings and identify any hazards that may need action, you need to be able to see clearly. Your driving test will include a rudimentary assessment of your eyesight to determine if you are safe to drive but beyond that, it is down to you as the driver to take care of your vision. Taking care of your eyesight means getting regular eye tests, wearing sunglasses, and wearing your prescription glasses when necessary.

You can get many different brands of eyeglasses and glasses that are used for various tasks e.g., reading glasses or driving glasses. If you notice that you are straining your eyes, squinting, or getting persistent headaches then you should definitely get your eyes tested as you may need a new prescription, and this will impact your ability to drive safely.

Get Refitted

Are you sitting too far or too close to the steering wheel? Are your mirrors adjusted correctly? If you have been driving for a while, then you probably get used to the way things are and no longer notice the bad habits or bother to check your positioning every time you get in the car. Treat your car like a new car every time you get in, check your seat and your mirrors make any adjustments you think necessary to give you the optimum view of the road.

Keep Fit

Your eyes are not the only part of your body working when you drive, and it can be a physically demanding task. Do you ever feel exhausted after a long commute through heavy traffic? It is not just the mental drain of moving through traffic, it takes its toll on your body. So, keeping up with your fitness and staying as healthy as possible can actually improve your driving safety!

Check Ahead For Potential Risks 

There are so many different risks and dangers that you can expect to encounter while driving your Mercedes, so it’s always going to be a good idea for you to check ahead. Looking at the traffic news for your intended route will allow you to see whether there have been any accidents or issues on the road, meaning you can plan an alternative course to avoid risks. You can also take the time to check what the weather is going to be like before you drive, especially if you have a long journey ahead of you or are traveling through a remote location. Any hurricane attorney will warn you of the many dangers associated with driving during particularly bad weather, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. You may also find it beneficial to research gas stations on your intended route, as this way your Mercedes can reach its destination without the risk of a breakdown due to an empty tank.

It is Not the Time to Multitask

Driving sometimes feels like second nature, especially if you have been doing it for a while – driving to and from work every day, driving the kids to school and clubs multiple times a day – it may feel like you spend more time in your car than anywhere else! However, you should not fall into the trap of becoming too complacent and assuming that you can do it without thinking. People often fuss around with their phones, drink coffee, have deep conversations with their passengers, or fiddle with the navigation system, and all of these things are putting up a greater risk of accidents. Your reaction time is going to be much slower if your attention is directed to a secondary task and you may miss something important.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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