This is a great time of year to take a look at what’s working and what’s not working in our daily lives. One of the areas we should all consider revamping is how we drive. It doesn’t matter if we are brand new to the road or if we’re proven experts when it comes to driving. There’s always room for improvement.
Don’t speed. Even if you’re running late, better late than dead. Tickets aren’t so fun either. This is one great way to help yourself and those around you remain safe.
Come to a complete stop. Instead of running the stop sign or red light, take the time to come to a complete stop just in case someone else is driving poorly.
Use your turn signal. It can seem like you don’t need to use it, but it really does help the other drivers on the road to know where you are planning to go.
Merge properly. Don’t just cut people off, but also don’t stay too far behind in an attempt to let everyone else go. You just end up holding up traffic and it’s not any safer than the alternative.
Don’t run red lights. It’s not safe to push through the yellow light. If you have ample time to safely stop, do it. Wouldn’t you hate to be in the middle of the intersection at the exact moment person to your right decided to jump the green?
Don’t be the distracted driver. Put your phone in the glove box or back seat. Set up your GPS before leaving the driveway. Eat your food at a table.
Keep up with preventive maintenance. This is one great way to help keep you moving on the road instead of broken down on the side of it.
What other ways can you think of to improve YOUR driving? If you have a young driver in the house, take time to go over this with them and ask for their opinions too. You might just learn something from them! Honestly evaluate your driving habits and see what New Year’s resolutions might be what you need to implement to stay safe on the roads of Springfield and beyond.
When you would like some assistance with the preventive maintenance part of your New Year’s resolutions, please call us or 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!