These driving tips could keep you safe this Fall
November 3, 2020
Just because your vehicle is in good working condition doesn't mean you are ready to go. Whether you're headed across town or across the country, make sure you are rested and alert.
- Plan your route before you depart. Know where you are going. Tell another person about your plans. Give that person a call when you arrive. When in doubt, consult a map.
- Be aware of any adverse weather conditions that may impair your safe passage.
- Be alert when driving in construction areas or other hazards you will encounter along the way.
- Understand that traffic patterns vary depending on the time of day, especially near shopping centers, entertainment complexes, and significant employment places.
- Minimize distractions. Limit conversations with passengers. Keep your music volume moderate and avoid using your phone while driving.
- Be mindful that emergency vehicles may require the right of way at any time.
- Do not drive when you're exhausted, under emotional stress, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Always wear your seatbelt and make sure that passengers, particularly infants and small children, are adequately secured.
- It's crucial to maintain your vehicle. Otherwise, you could experience an operational failure and unnecessary frustration. Worse yet, a disabled vehicle could lead to a crash with injuries.