AUTOMOBILE SAFETY TIPS

Man Driving

Driving a vehicle can become such a regular habit that we often forgot some of the key tips we should follow on a daily basis. For helpful information on driving and beneficial tips, be sure to read the following:

  • Keep your seatbelt on at all times.

  • If you have children, make sure you install a booster or car seat for them for extra protection. You should follow all manufacturer instructions for installation.

  • Avoid texting, talking on the phone, or using any electronics while driving. Simply put, it isn't worth it.

  • Don't attempt to multitask while driving. Whether that means putting on makeup on your morning commute or scarfing down a quick meal before you get back to the office, make sure you take care of any other tasks before entering your car.

  • Stay aware of others on the road. You are not the only driver out there! Sharing the road means you are aware of pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and other vehicles. Taking extra caution on curves and hills can help prevent a deadly accident.

  • Keep an emergency kit in your car at all times. This can include things like water, roadside assistance numbers, blankets, flashlights, trail mix, tire chains, matches, jumper cables, a first-aid kit, and a tire gauge.

  • If you are planning a long drive or headed to a different location you don't normally drive to, make sure someone knows where you are going.