Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at B & B Towing and Recovery! If you recall from our last blog, we started talking about the top defensive driving tips for new drivers. If you’ve just got your drivers license, you have enough to worry about, so we hope this will help you get started on the right foot. In our first blog, we discussed using your turn signal, learning patience, and leaving room for drivers around you. Read on to learn more or give us a call to learn more about our towing in St Johnsbury Vt.

Share The Road

Usually, when you talk about “sharing the road,” you tend to think about drivers making room for bikers. Although this is certainly one way to view it, you should also be “sharing the road” with other drivers. First and foremost, this means understanding that there are other drivers on the road who are trying to get somewhere, just like you. This means you shouldn’t try to cut people off or otherwise, drive carelessly. If someone is trying to get over, you should do your best to let them do it, and hopefully, they will do the same for you in return.

Avoid Distractions

There are three different types of driving distractions including cognitive, visual, and manual. Cognitive distractions are any that get your mind off of the road. This could be something like music or a deep conversation that will impair your ability to react to what’s on the road. Visual means anything that takes your eyes off the road and manual is anything that takes your hands off the wheel. Things, like looking at your phone, adjusting the radio, or messing with something in the back seat, are the worst types of distractions because they hit all three of these types.

 

 

Prepare For The Worst

Although all of these tips have been about “avoiding” accidents, rather than preparing for them, if you’re a safe driver, you’ll always be prepared for the worst. In a situation where your car has broken down or you’ve gotten in an accident, you’re going to need to know who to call and why. This means researching towing companies beforehand and nailing it down to one option so that you don’t have to worry about finding the right towing company while you’re out on the road. You should also prepare your car by keeping it stocked with backup supplies. This could be emergency cones, a few snacks, some water, medical supplies, and anything else you can think of that will help you out.

Contact Our Towing and Recovery Company

One trait of all good defensive drivers is that they’re all prepared for the worst. Even if you are a safe driver, there’s always a chance you will end up in an accident or your car may break down somewhere. When these things happen, you need to contact B & B Towing and Recovery here in Brownington, we’re here to help whenever you need us.