Each year, many unnecessary accidents on the road are caused that can be easily prevented. These causes range from drunk driving, which is also illegal, and can land you in jail for a long time to falling asleep at the wheel. As a driver, you are responsible for your actions on the road. You should be alert at all times, and make sure to follow all traffic signs and safety precautions. The road can be a very dangerous place at times, which is why, it’s so crucial to obey all traffic signs and drive extra carefully. Accidents occur every couple of seconds, unfortunately, some of them are fatal. Some accidents are unavoidable, but the majority of them, can be controlled with safer driving. Here is a list of driving safety tips that you can follow to stay safe on the road:
● Don’t Drink & Drive – This should be fairly obvious, but each year, over 30 percent of all auto accident fatalities in the United States involve drivers impaired by alcohol. It is also against the law to drive drunk, and you will spend some time in jail if you are caught. If you plan on having a few drinks, have a sober friend drive you home or call a taxi.
● Don’t Speed – You should always pay attention to the speeding signs and obey them on the road. Many accidents are caused by speeding, since you have no control of your vehicle during an emergency braking situation. You should reduce your speed in extreme weather conditions as well, such as heavy rain or snow.
● Buckle Up, It’s The Law! – Seat belts save lives. They also prevent you from being ejected from your vehicle in the course of an accident. The majority of drivers that are killed in car accidents neglected to put on their safety belts. Most vehicles today will produce a beeping sound or won’t start, until you fasten your seat belt. You can also get a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt, so, buckle up, it’s the law!
● Pay Attention To The Road – It’s very easy to get distracted on the road. You can be looking at a traffic light and be daydreaming at the same time. The end result could be a head-on collision, so make sure you’re alert at all times. Text messaging and talking on the phone is another way to get easily distracted and lose focus. It’s also an easy way to lose your life on the road. You can receive a huge fine for talking or texting on your phone.
At B.B. Auto & Tow, we specialize in all emergency roadside assistance services. We work 24/7 and cover the entire San Jose area. We offer the most competitive prices and provide you with the best quality services. Give us a call today, and find out why we’re the best!