Let’s face it, we could all stand to take a look back at our driving record over the years and determine how we can become safer drivers. Most people have been in some sort of an accident or fender bender at some point in their lives, not necessarily because they were driving recklessly, but because accidents happen. Here at B & B Towing and Recovery, your safety matters to us. That’s why, in this blog, we’re going to cover a few driving mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
Driving An Unsafe Vehicle
First and foremost, you need to be driving a vehicle that’s safe. We’ve talked about this in other blogs, however, it never hurts to restate this. A great place to start would be getting new tires. Generally, tires last around three to four years and the best time to get new ones is before the snow starts. Of course, you’ll need to keep other aspects of your car in check like your tire pressure, get your oil changed regularly, and ensure that your windshield isn’t cracked.
Use Your Turn Signal
It’s easy to get into the habit of not using your turn signal, however, at times, this could mean the difference between being a safe driver and being unsafe. Think of it this way: although to you, it may be obvious you’re trying to get over or turn, it’s not always so obvious to other drivers. On top of that, there may be a car that is out of sight for you and the only way they’ll know you’re getting over is if your turn signal is on. If you get hit when your turn signal is off, you’ll have less legal recourse in the matter.
Aside from driving under the influence, driving while distracted is probably one of the worst things you can do. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claims more than 3,500 lives each year and causes 391,000 injuries. All of which could have been avoided by saving the text conversations, Tweets, or Facebook posts for once the vehicle stops.
Driving While Sleepy
All things considered, driving sleepy is pretty similar to driving drunk. If you want to be able to react to anything that’s happening to you on the road, you’re going to need to be alert and aware of everything that’s going on around you. If you’re feeling sleepy, pull over, take a nap, and get back on the road. Otherwise, call a friend or Uber to pick you up.
Contact B & B Towing and Recovery
If you’ve found yourself in an accident or your car has broken down for whatever reason, don’t hesitate to call your local towing experts at B & B Towing and Recovery. Not only are we able to recover any size of vehicle, but we also offer roadside assistance to help you get back on the road as soon as possible. Have any questions? Give us a call today.