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Safety When Driving with the New Laws

by | Aug 9, 2019 | General Car Maintenance, Regular Maintenance, Safe Driving Tips, Safety


Vehicle safety is important no matter what. With the new laws now passed, make sure you are aware of what you can and cannot do when you drive. Following the safety laws and guidelines can help decrease the chance that you have an accident when you drive on the road. Also, remember general good driving habits. This should include leaving enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Ideally there should be at least three car lengths or three seconds between you and the vehicle. If it is raining or extremely windy, make sure to double or triple this distance. Doing so will help you to allow time to change speed or apply the brakes.

Safety by not using the phone

With the news, the most important one to remember is not to talk on your cell phone when driving. You can still use it, but only when it is connected with a Bluetooth device. This allows you to talk, without taking your hands or eyes off of the road when you drive. If you use your phone without a Bluetooth, you run the risk of getting a ticket and increasing your chance of an accident. If you are not sure the exact details of the new laws, make sure to look into them or ask, so you are aware.

Keep kids and pets safe

You will also want to make sure to keep any kids and pets safe that are riding in your car. In the summer, the heat and sun can warm up the vehicle very quickly. This can put anyone in danger if they are in the vehicle with it turned off. If you are taking the kids to daycare before work, make sure to double check the backseat before heading into work. The last thing you will want is to have an unavoidable accident to happen.