In light of a recent accident which occurred a couple days ago, we at BestQuote decided to write a blog addressing motorists who travel our roads on a daily basis. This blog will discuss 4 simple tips on how motorists can help ensure we keep our roads accident free, so no one is left mourning a loved one.
In our next blog, we will also address other parties such as pedestrians and cyclists on how they too can play their part.
- Maintain Your Vehicle
Vehicle maintenance is very important! Having your vehicle serviced at least once or twice a year should be a standard for most, if not all motorists. Like any other piece of equipment, parts on your vehicle will eventually wear and tear causing them to not work like they should, especially if your vehicle is one being used daily. Therefore, a checkup with your mechanic should seal the deal. Don’t wait until you hear a noise to decide something may need fixing, pay a visit to your mechanic even if it is once a year to get some feedback on the upkeep of your vehicle.
- Avoid Distractions
Distractions can come in many forms, whether it is on the inside of your vehicle or on the outside. For example, distractions on the inside of your vehicle may include your cell phone, loud music and even your kids in the backseat. Driving while using your cell phone will run you in trouble, therefore we suggest you refrain from doing it, if this is one of your bad habits. Loud music can also be a distraction and cause you not to be aware of your surroundings, so, if you must, you should keep your music at a minimum. Your kids – always ensure they are either in a car seat or they are wearing a seat-belt depending. Provide them with something to keep them occupied, like a toy or an electronic device which will allow them not to distract you while you are driving. If you must attend to them, it is advised you pull over and do what needs to be done.
Distractions on the outside usually result in an individual paying attention to something they see on the side of the road. Just to get a glimpse at what may be occurring at the time, an individual would take their eyes off the road for a split second, and in that time their car could have either drifted or they could have possibly run into the back of someone. Our advice? Always be alert!
- Look Out For Pedestrians
Whether at night/early morning or during the day, there will always be pedestrians. This is a given fact. Because of this, we would suggest all motorists make note of the location for some of the pedestrian crossings, especially the ones close to roundabouts. This way you as a motorist can reduce your speed while you are approaching one and look out for anyone that may be crossing.
In addition to the above, there are also those persons who go walking during the early hours of the morning. Rightfully, those individuals should do their part by wearing reflector jackets to help motorists see them in advance. However, in the event they don’t, motorists then need to be extra vigilant not to hit one.
- Never Drive Drunk
If you intend of having a night out partying, as an added safety measure please have a designated driver assigned or simply call a taxi. Not only are you putting your own life at risk by driving drunk, but you are also putting the lives of others at risk too. So, remember to be smart about your choices and continue to drive safe!
To conclude, we’d also suggest all motorists have valid insurance to help protect them. Having insurance can not stop you from becoming the victim of an accident, but as mentioned before, it protects you after the fact. If you’re looking for the best coverage for your money, visit our website today at www.BestQuoteBB.com or give us a call at 1-246-537-0140.