4 Driver Safety Tips You Need to Know
Have you been driving more lately? While it might be exciting to be behind the wheel, it’s important to practice safe driving during this busy time of year.
Now’s a good time to brush up on these four driving safety tips (and correct any bad habits you’ve developed).
Safety Tip #1: Visit your mechanic regularly.
Remember to schedule regular oil changes and follow the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle. If something sounds or seems funny, visit your mechanic for a checkup.
Safety Tip #2: Take your time.
Slow down in high-traffic areas and maintain a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you. Following the speed limit gives you more time to react, and if the unexpected happens, it’s likely to be less severe if you’re not speeding.
Safety Tip #3: Focus on your driving.
Try to avoid distractions as much as possible. Connect your phone to your car’s Bluetooth, then put your devices in a place where you won’t be tempted to look at them (such as the glove compartment).
Safety Tip #4: Plan ahead of time.
Every trip is different. Driving to work doesn’t require the same thoughtful planning as a long road trip. Depending on where you’re going and the length of the drive, plan by:
- Stocking your car emergency kit with water, blankets and more
- Checking the GPS for traffic, accidents or anything else along your route
- Keeping an eye on the weather, especially when driving in poor weather conditions
Safe Driving and Your Auto Insurance
A good driving record can affect your insurance costs and, in some cases, may even qualify you for a safe-driver discount.
Even if you practice safe driving habits, it’s also important to prepare for the unexpected. So get in touch today to discuss your policy, add-ons or anything else.