New year new me, right? How about this 2021, we change “new me” to new driving resolutions? As much as we want to be a better person (as we should) we spend a lot of our time driving. Traveling from place to place, it’s important we are being safe drivers.
Sometimes we forget how dangerous driving a car really is. That’s why it’s crucial we are being safe drivers.
So, for this year let’s talk about driving resolutions for 2021 and talk about how we can be safer and more efficient drivers.
Wear your seatbelt. Although many cars have alarms that go off when you don’t wear your seatbelt, drivers still avoid wearing it. In 2021, that should change.
Seat belt use in vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017. Let’s keep striving to save more lives and wear our seatbelts.
Paying attention means no:
- Texting and driving
- Drinking and driving
- Holding your phone and driving
Although technology is extremely prevalent in our society, cars now have Bluetooth which makes it easier to talk on the phone while driving and when listening to music. Keep your eyes locked on the road and you can potentially avoid an auto accident.
Obey Driving Laws
Driving laws are implemented to keep you and your loved ones safe. It’s crucial to follow them. This means:
- Follow the speed limit
- Avoid tailgating
- Use your turn signals
- Check your blind spots
- Move over for police
Not only will following these few laws keep you safe, but they can also avoid major fines that you would have to pay. Save your money and keep your loved ones safe!
Maintain Your Vehicle
Double-check your vehicle before you drive. Avoiding breakdowns can reduce the danger of you sitting on the side of the road. Tire blowouts can also cause an accident, so maintaining your tire pressure can help keep you safer.
Maintain your vehicle with:
- tire checks and rotations
- oil changes
- fluid checks
- spark plug replacements
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