Doing anything on a consistent basis can become second nature to us. However, it is never a good practice to be too comfortable on the road. You always want to remain aware and safe while driving. Here at Ford, aside from performance and efficiency, our top priority is safety. Therefore, here are few safety tips for the road, to keep you on your toes.
It is always a great practice to be extremely aware of what other drivers around you are doing. Therefore, always expect the unexpected. Assume that all other motorists are incapable of driving without doing something sporadic. This will help you to be prepared in avoiding wrecks. Also, be sure to keep a 2-second time frame between you and the car that is in front of you to avoid a fender bender. Lastly, be sure to make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad.
Always Have a Plan
Be sure to have a plan if you are driving for travel and aren’t familiar with the roads. Calculate when and where you will stop for food, rest breaks, phone calls, or any other business. Also, be sure to adjust seats, mirrors, and climate controls before you take off. If you need to eat or drink, pull over, it only takes a few minutes prone to getting into a wreck trying to “save time.”
Always Remember to Practice Safety
Be sure that all cargo is secure and do not move around traveling on the road as it can cause major distractions and also harm. Also, do not attempt to retrieve items if they fall on the floor. Be sure all necessary items are in reach such as toll fees, garage passes, or toll cards. Lastly, always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.
Other Helpful Tips
Do not allow children to play around in the car. Everyone should be buckled to the proper seats at all times. Too much noise and disfunction can distract the driver from focusing on the road. Additionally, avoid driving while you’re tired. Do not take any medications that cause drowsiness. Furthermore, be sure to stay aware when changing lanes. Cutting in front of others and making abrupt changes without signals can result in fatal wrecks. Lastly, if you live around a lot of wildlife be sure to stay alert for passing ducks, deers, and other creatures.