If you could drive and eliminate the chances of getting in an accident and increase the chances of staying safe, wouldn’t you want to do it? Unfortunately, many people do many things that could cause accidents without even realizing that it is unsafe. Following these few safety tips from Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance can help keep you safe on the road.
Technology Still has Limitations
Many new cars come equipped with amazing technology, such as backup cameras and lane shift sensors. These technologies can be very helpful, but the problem is that many people only use the technology instead of still checking for themselves. These technologies still have blind spots and limitations. The best way to avoid making a mistake is to use your sight along with these technologies. These technologies are only used to help assist you not take away from you double checking with your eyes.
Get Routine Safety Checks Done
It is important to regularly get an oil change and a tire rotation, but you need to go above and beyond every so often. You need to perform a basic safety check. This includes checking your brake lights, turn signals, headlights, and tire pressure. Tire pressure is very important. It may not seem like a big deal but there have been studies that show that improper inflated tires can lead to wrecks that may have been avoided. You should check your tire pressure every few weeks to make sure that they are properly inflated.
Do Not Drive Aggressively
You may not consider yourself an aggressive driver, because you are not weaving in and out of traffic, screaming at drivers, and driving way over the speed limit. But you don’t have to be doing this to be considered an aggressive driver. Being an aggressive driver also includes tailgating, rolling through a stop sign, speeding up to beat that yellow light, and doing risky lane changes. Plus, if you are speeding at all, it is considered aggressive. Most drivers think speeding is normal. The best thing you can do is give yourself time to get to your destination. This way you drive the speed limit and not aggressively.
Never Multitask when Driving
You may be somebody who is very good at multitasking. But multitasking and driving do not mix. We have all heard you do not text and drive, but trying to change the radio, put on makeup, deal with kids in the backseat, eat food, or figure out your GPS can all be things that distract you from driving. Anything that takes your eyes off the road and your mind off driving is considered a distraction. Smartphones can be tempting to use while driving, to help with this distraction you can use a phone stand to secure your phone in your car.
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Nobody gets into a car thinking I’m going to get into a car accident today. Even though we don’t think this, we may be doing things that are increasing our chance of something happening while we are on the road. Following these few safety tips, can help reduce the number of possible accidents that may occur. But if something does happen while you are on the road, give Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance a call and we can come tow your vehicle to a safe placee.