Avoid accidents and damage with adopting a safer driving style.
As motorists get used to the roads, their Driver’s Ed safety skills can start to slip. However, speeding and rolling through stop signs, no matter how experienced you are, is safe.
In the U.S., there are an average of 35,000 deaths a year resulting from traffic accidents. As we all know, accidents don’t just happen; they are caused. While our cars are getting smarter, this doesn’t mean that the driver has to think less.
Avoid these bad driving habits that you may have fallen into:
- Forgetting to use your turn signals: Your indicators are the only method to communicate with other drivers. Failing to use this can cause a rear-end collision, or cause someone to pass you as you’re about to turn.
- Rubbernecking: You all know who you are… Slowing down to look at crashes or construction is not only dangerous but can also contribute to a chain reaction of slowed traffic. Keep your eyes on the road ahead so that you can stay alert to closed lanes or police offers directing traffic.
- Distracted driving: Avoid texting, making phone calls, shaving, putting your makeup on, eating, drinking, and catching up on social media while driving! Eliminate any temptation of looking at your phone by storing it in the trunk or far out of reach while driving.
- Hogging the left lane: The left lane is supposed to be the passing lane. If you’re cruising well below the speed limit in this lane, you may provoke other cars who are driving faster to pass dangerously on the right.
- Speeding: Dangerously driving is a quick recipe that will land you on the receiving end of a speeding ticket or in a serious car accident. Sticking to the speed limit will remedy this!
Now that you know what bad habits to ditch, be sure to secure your auto insurance policy! At Young Insurance, we’re dedicated to securing each motorist with car insurance that they can rely on! Contact us in Burbank, California to get started.