Being a college student offers many teens and those in their early 20’s a myriad of opportunities.
That said being safe in college is critical, especially as the parents see it.
From campus issues to never drinking and driving, there is more to college than getting a degree.
With that in mind, what are you as a college student doing to make your college years as safe as possible?
Driving a Vehicle is No Laughing Matter
For millions of college students’, having a vehicle on campus proves to be a privilege. Since some schools do not allow freshmen to have vehicles on campus, older ones have more freedom.
With that privilege of a car or truck on campus is the notion that one must be responsible in driving.
From studying the DMV handbook to pass your test, to now having a license and some experience driving, use your privilege in a wise manner.
In doing so, that means the following:
- Avoiding alcohol – The notion that there is no alcohol on campus is silly. Most students and their parents for that matter know better. That said do your best to steer clear of getting into a situation where drinking and driving mix. The bottom line is that nothing positive will come out of such a scenario. In fact, it could have tragic consequences for you, your parents, and even innocent victims. If you feel the urge to drink, do it where you are not going to endanger others.
- Getting around campus and town – Many college campuses and towns are rather compact. As such, there can be a large number of people in a small area at any given time. That translates to making sure you are always attentive to what is going on around you when driving. Take extra driving precautions at the start of a new school year. With freshmen on campus for the first time, they may be a little hap-hazard at times in trying to get around. They could pose a target when it comes to being out at night or lost and not knowing the streets campus.
- Taking care of your vehicle – When you’re away from home, you do not have your parents to lean on for different things. As such, taking care of your vehicle becomes even more important. Whether you bought the vehicle on your own or your parents did, it still needs care. Make sure you do everything needed to keep the vehicle in the best riding condition possible. This not only keeps you and others safer, but it will cut down on vehicle expenses over the long haul.
Looking at the Future
One of the other reasons you always want to be a safe driver on and off campus in your collegiate years is the future.
Getting into an accident now or ending up with a DUI conviction could derail your job plans after school.
With that being the case, be sure to be a responsible driver. In doing so, you lessen the odds of accidents, run-ins with the law and more.
One of the greatest educations you get in your life will be becoming a good driver for many years to come.
That said will you pass the test?