Rear View Mirrors : Before starting the vehicle adjust the rear view mirrors properly to get a clear rear side view. It should be adjusted in such a position that vehicle body should occupy 1/3rd of the mirror and rest 2/3rd is rear traffic for side mirrors.
Starting the Vehicle : Before starting the engine make sure that gear is in neutral and parking brake is applied fully. Do not crank the engine for more than 5 seconds at a time. Stop turning the starter immediately after the engine has started. If the engine doesn't start on the first try then wait for at least 10 seconds and try again.
High Speed Driving : Stopping distance will increase with vehicle speed. So apply brake accordingly. At high speeds vehicle may be affected with side winds. On rainy days aquaplaning can occur which is the loss of direct contact between road and tyre. So keep safe speed in wet roads.
Seat Belts : Always wear seat belts while driving. Now it is compulsory in many states for driver and passengers.
Don't drink and driveAlcohol and drugs can affect your ability to drive safely.
Don't start quicklyit will waste fuel
Obey traffic signals and signs.
Always keep a safe distance with other vehicles.
Before making a turn or changing lanes turn on the signal at least 50 meters before.
Avoid zigzag driving
When speed increases driver's visual range becomes narrow.
Don't turn curves at high speed.
Be very careful while overtaking and changing lanes.
Overtaking at night is very dangerous. Try to avoid it.
Use high headlight beam only very necessary.
Drive at a safe speed.
Don't make sudden stops and hard steering.
Carry all necessary documents like Registration Book, Insurance, Tax Certificate, Pollution under Control Certificate, Driving License etc
Keep all necessary medicines in first aid box
Service the vehicle as per the maintenance schedule
Periodically check for engine oil level, coolant, wiper water and brake oil
Make sure that all electrical equipments in the car are working properly
Avoid continuous driving take rest at least every four hours during long drives
Use Clutch only necessary. Don't use it like a foot rest.