If you are starting to get outside and drive more frequently after COVID-19 restrictions, that’s great news. We still encourage you to be safe, wash your hands, and keep social distancing until we truly have the pandemic under control.
But one thing we’ve noticed during the COVID-19 is how fast people are driving lately. Why is everyone in such a hurry? We realize that traffic is light and the roads may beckon you to hit the gas pedal a little harder, but our streets were never meant to be the setting for the Fast And The Furious street races!
All kidding aside, here are five safe driving tips in case you feel your driving chops have become a bit rusty.
Obey street signs. We know this sounds simple, and it really is. Follow the speed limit. Make a complete stop at a stop sign. Park only in places where you are allowed to. When you obey the street signs, your journey will be a lot less stressful with fewer tickets.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Did you know that the majority of accidents take place while making a left turn? In the United States, we drive along the right side of the street, so most of us are conditioned to look right-left-right. But all too often, drivers neglect to look left again before crossing the street to make a left hand turn.
Practice social distancing even while driving. Other people would say not to tailgate, but since COVID-19 is so fresh on our brains, you know that social distancing encourages you to stay at least 6 feet apart. While driving your vehicle, you’ll want to be much further apart than 6 feet, but you get the gist. Pretend as if the car in front of you is filled with all kinds of germs (because it very well could be) and you don’t want to get too close. Keeping several car lengths of distance between you lowers the risk of fender benders.
Don’t do the things you know you’re not supposed to do. You know these already, but in case you’ve forgotten, here are some reminders: Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Don’t drive distracted. Don’t do drugs and drive. Don’t drive recklessly. Don’t aim to hurt others inside or outside your vehicle. You will live a longer, happier life if you make a concerted effort to drive safely and without distractions.
Give your vehicle regular maintenance. Believe it or not, car safety tips include the factory-recommended service on your car and providing it with any needed repairs. When you take good care of your personal car, your work vehicle, and your family fleet, these vehicles can better take care of you. After all, none of us want to be in a situation where we are stuck on the side of the road; waiting for a tow truck. The team at Complete Automotive would love to show you our stellar customer service, and help you get the most out of your car. Plus, we’d like to share information about our Lifetime BG Protection Plans, which help meet our goal to get your vehicle to 300,000 miles and beyond. Let us show you how to get 300,000 miles or more out of your car with proper maintenance.
We hope you appreciate us sharing these five safe driving tips with you. After all, we love our community and we want everyone to be safe, healthy, and happy.
When your vehicle requires service or repair, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our family-owned and operated business truly cares about your vehicle and your safety. We hope you will accept our invitation to come in and see what our customer service experience is like. We look forward to seeing you soon!