The holiday season is a busy one. The weather is changing, people are driving more and it gets dark earlier. Also, people are stressed, tired, and unfortunately, sometimes driving while under the influence. This is a time to ensure that you and your family stay safe on the road. Here are some tips to help you out:
Be Extra Vigilant
Now is the time to practice an extra dose of defensive driving. People may not be paying attention or they may be driving erratically. This happens when the weather changes and people fail to adjust their driving to the new conditions. Always be sure to leave plenty of room and keep your eyes open for problems.
Don’t Be A Part Of The Problem
Rush hour traffic, holiday shopping, bad weather and general holiday stress can have you hurrying and even agitated. Don’t give in to the urge to speed or engage in road rage. Remember that the most important thing is that you and your family arrive safely at your destination.
Report Drunk Drivers
If you see someone driving erratically, it’s important to report it. Of course, you will pull over before making any phone calls, or have a passenger make the calls for you.
Use Devices With Caution
MP3 players, GPS devices and smartphones are all great to have on the road, but they present a huge hazard when you are driving. Always set your GPS before you leave. Don’t give in to the temptation to mess with your playlist or fidget with your GPS device while driving. Pull over if need be. It only takes a split second!
Finally, be sure your car is in good working condition and properly maintained. Also, be sure that your vehicle coverage is up to date and still providing you with the proper amount of protection. If you aren’t sure, contact your Denver, CO insurance representative today.