MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022
ARROWHEAD AUTOMOTIVE INSURANCE OFFERS DRIVER SAFETY TIPS -
When you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle, whether along or with passengers, driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it is crucial to know the basics of safe drive and practice them every time you’re on the road to drive responsible. Here are some safe driving tips from Arrowhead Automotive Insurance.
- Run a Quick Vehicle check:
- Look for Oil, water or fuel leaks
- Check tires for worn spots
- Check tire pressure
- Check fluid levels
- Make sure wipers, heaters, & defroster are working properly
- Check Headlights, brake lights and turn signal lights are functioning
- Test Horn
- Check fuel tank level
- Secure any cargo both inside & outside your vehicle.
- Makes sure mirrors are positioned properly and clean.
- Minimize Distractions when driving:
- Wear Seatbelt
- Adjust mirrors & seat before moving vehicle
- If using GPS, set the destination up before proceeding
- Keep dashboard clear of papers or other items
- Keep music low and do not use earphones or earbuds when driving
- Do not text while driving. Refuse to respond to cell phone pings and rings until safely parked.
- Drive Defensively:
- Be prepared to stop when light is yellow or red.
- Scan intersections for pedestrians and other drivers
- Be ready to brake and/or react quickly when needed.
- Maintain a space cushion of several car lengths between you and the vehicle ahead of you. When the vehicle ahead passes a fixed object, start counting one thousand-and-one, one thousand-and-two … until you’ve passed the same spot or reference point. If you’re driving a car or van, you need at least a three-second cushion. Allow four seconds for a truck or bus; five seconds if driving a tractor-trailer.
- When getting ready to pass another vehicle, maintain an adequate space cushion. Pulling up too closely limits the visibility you need to pass safely.
- Don’t drive too aggressively. It’s better to be 10 minutes late than not to arrive at all.
- Always use your Turn signals when making a turn.
- Don’t just focus on the road ahead. Continually scan your mirrors to you are aware of what’s happening around you.
- Be aware of blind spots.
- Use extra caution when changing lanes.
- Use extra caution when backing up
- Use your mirrors but remember they can’t cover all blind spots.
- If necessary, get out and check the area you are backing into for poles, sign posts, potholes and pedestrians, especially children at play.
- Watch out of overhead obstructions, such as utility wires, signs or roof overhangs.
- Take breaks when driving lengthier times or longer distances. Reactive time slows considerable when you’re tires.
- Drive Sober and Alert – This one is a no brainer!
- Adjust to changing road conditions, such as rain, slow, fog, darkness, icy roads and more. Reducing speed when needed. If visibility is very bad, you may need to pull off the road until conditions improve.
Arrowhead Automotive Insurance is a leading national insurance agency providing products and services to businesses in the Auto Recycling, Rebuilding, & Dismantling industry. Arrowhead Automotive Insurance brings national strength with local, personalized service. With a team that is as connected nationally as it is locally, we provide the personalized service of a local agency and the peace-of-mind that is expected from a top ten brokerage firm. We have become a leading insurance partner because we view insurance differently and utilize our vast experience and wide-reaching network. By leveraging our experience, carrier relationships, and customer-centric focus, we deliver superior service and solutions to our customers, both big and small.
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