Safe Driving Tips

National Collision Awareness: Safe Driving Tips March is National Collision Awareness Month, and Shawn Tucker from AutoTrader.com shared this safety announcement.  Whether traveling for the spring break holiday, or driving around town, here are a few safe driving tips: Avoid Multi-Tasking – The cell phone has been the most recent target of blame, but any distraction is a hazard to you and to others. Some examples you could try to eliminate or reduce are: reading, eating, hair / make-up, television, adjusting music, rubber-necking, text messaging, and of course, cell phones. If you must talk on the phone use a hands-free device so you can still keep two hands on the wheel. Enjoy the View – Also known as rubbernecking, braking to look at an accident or something on the side of the road is dangerous and distracts you distracted from keeping your eyes on the cars in front of you. If something is worth taking a good look at, go ahead and stop on the side of the road. Keep It Clean – One of the best ways to feel good about your car, and sometimes yourself, is to have a clean car. It not only provides a good personal image but, by keeping that empty bottle of soda from rolling under your brake pedal, it also improves your safety. Be (more) Courteous – Find opportunities to make driving a better experience for everyone. Yielding rather than speeding to cut someone off, or letting a car over that has their blinker on, can help make the commute easier and may prevent them from driving defensively. Lights On (in the daytime) – Research shows that driving with...