Think back to all of the different things you had to learn when you first started driving. You had to learn what pedal was for the gas and braking. You had to learn how to use your blinker. You had to learn how to turn your steering wheel just right to correctly turn your car. The list could go on and on. Over the years all of the skills for driving typically remain intact. Most drivers do stop utilizing some of the tips for driving safely though. Today Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance wants to go over some of the most helpful driving tips that you should be following just to remind you of how to stay safe on the road.
Importance of Obeying Speed Limits
Think back to when you were first trying to drive the speed limit. You likely spent tons of time checking the speedometer to make sure that you were driving the speed limit. Now think about the last time that you were driving. I bet you did not look at the speedometer nearly as much as you used to. In fact, you may be surprised to find that you are speeding more often than you realize. Speed limits are specifically chosen to help provide all drivers the safest conditions possible while they are on the road. You should make sure that you are following the posted speed for your own safety.
Proper Seat Belt Use
When you were learning to drive your parents likely told you over and over and over to NEVER start driving until your seat belt is on and all of your passengers also have their seat belts on. As time goes on some people stop wearing their seat belt as consistently. It is reported that 85% of people wear their seat belts on a regular basis. People between the ages of 18-34 are less likely to wear their seat belts than adults over the age of 35. Studies repeatedly show that wearing your seat belt keeps you safe in case of an accident. Statistics show that over 45% of people who were killed in car accidents did not have their seat belts on. So, if you are not currently wearing your seat belt every time you get in the car we recommend that you start now.
Blind Spots Driving
Every vehicle has blind spots. Blind spots are areas that the parts of your vehicle make it hard to see around. The best way to check your blind spots is to actually turn your head quickly and check the spot for other vehicles. Over time we may get lazy about thoroughly checking our blind spots. When drivers only check the traffic around them with their mirrors they are likely to miss something and hit another car as they maneuver on the road.
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Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance hope that reading these simple tips will help keep you safe on the road. If you do find yourself in an accident or have any kind of breakdown do not forget to call Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance.