Most New Year’s resolutions are related to health, money, and relationships. However, we recommend New Year’s driving resolution. If you stick to these, you’ll increase safety and minimize the risk of avoidable collisions.
1. Stay Focused on Driving
400,000 collisions occur every year due to distracted driving. The number is on the rise due to mobile entertainment. This year, commit your full attention when behind the wheel. This means no talking on the phone, eating, or putting on makeup.
2. Refrain from Speeding
People these days seem to be in a rush to get somewhere. Speeding increases the odds of a collision, and it rarely saves you a significant amount of time. Going 20 MPH over the speed limit in a 10-mile trip only saves you about three minutes. Are three wee minutes worth the risk?
3. Get Acquainted with Car Safety Features
Modern cars these days have all sorts of high-tech safety features. Take the time to learn the ins and outs of these gizmos if you haven’t already done so. You never know when they could come in handy. This includes features that you might not use every day, such as blind spot assist and lane departure warning.
4. Stay in the Right Lane
Vehicles in the left-most lane are more likely to speed. Cars in the right lane are less likely to weave in and out between lanes at precariously high speeds. Keep in mind that staying in the left-most lane indefinitely is also illegal in some jurisdictions.
Commit to New Year’s Driving Resolutions in 2019
Fortunately, most collisions only result in auto paint damage and minimal bodily injury. Regardless of the extent of damage, bring your car to Absolute Auto Body for an assessment. Our gallery showcases our work at the shop. A New Year’s driving resolution minimizes odds of an avoidable fender bender.
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