It is easy to start thinking of driving as a right we all have, but in reality, driving is a privilege that we must all earn through proper education and compliance with safety laws. Here at Western Insurance Associates, serving Spokane, WA, and the surrounding areas, we want to help our clients stay safe on the road. Keep reading to learn more about drivers’ responsibilities.
Stay Properly Insured
One of your most important responsibilities as a driver is to stay adequately insured. Insurance coverage is not simply a good idea, it is a legal requirement to operate a vehicle on the road. You will face legal consequences if you fail to keep proper insurance in place. These consequences can result in license suspension, termination, and fines. This can have a significant impact on your life.
It is also your responsibility as a driver to get proper driver education on how to operate a vehicle effectively and safely. This does not necessarily mean you must take a driver’s course, but it does mean that you must invest the necessary time into learning how to drive well. Taking a driver’s course can be very helpful, but working with a trusted friend or relative can work just as well.
Sober Undistracted Driving
As a driver, it is always your responsibility to practice sober/undistracted driving. This is not only a legal responsibility that you have but also an ethical one you have. When you get out on the road, you take on a little responsibility for every other driver and pedestrian you encounter. Take this responsibility seriously, and never drive intoxicated or distracted.
To learn about auto insurance, contact us at Western Insurance Associates, serving Spokane, WA, and the surrounding areas.