According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous times to be on the road. This could be because more teen drivers and families are on the road enjoying summer vacation and holidays like Fourth of July. In this blog, Quanz Auto Body will share our top tips for staying safe while on the road this summer.
Tips to Staying Safe on the Road during Any Season
You can use the following tips no matter the season and while driving any vehicle. Safe driving protects you, your family, other drivers, pedestrians and your community. Before you take that summer road trip, make sure you:
- Check your tires – Low tire pressure can result in low fuel efficiency and can lead to a flat or blow-out.
- Check your battery – Summer weather can wreak havoc on a battery. Make sure it has enough juice.
- Turn on your lights – Check all lights are working before going on the road, including your turn signals.
- Buckle up – Seatbelts should be worn by all passengers when in the car to protect you from the impact of accidents.
- Stay sober – Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol impairs your ability to drive safe and focus, endangering you and those around you.
- Watch your speed – Stick to the local speed limit and keep a safe distance from cars traveling in front of you.
To prevent most auto collisions, you should always drive safely and follow the rules of the road. By following the above tips and New Mexico driving laws, you are protecting yourself and those who may be traveling with or near you. Never text or talk on the phone while driving. Make sure your focus and attention remains on the road and your surroundings.
Quanz Auto Body wishes everyone a safe, summer on the road. Do you have tips you would like to add to our list? Share them with us on our Facebook page or our Twitter account (@QuanzAutoCare).