Driving Safely on the Road

The road can be a very dangerous and unforgiving place at times. Car accidents contribute to a great portion of the most common leading causes of death in the world. They can be easily avoided at times, with the right safety precautions. Drunk drivers account for a great majority of car accidents, and fatalities on the road. It should go without saying that you should never drink and drive, and police are strictly enforcing no tolerance laws for drunk drivers. Here is a list of the most common and helpful driving safety tips that you can follow on a regular basis to avoid any accidents on the road. It should also be noted that there are hazards spread out along the roads, so take extra caution to be very careful when driving in these areas. There are external forces of Mother Nature, such as heavy rain or snow that can greatly impact your visibility on the road, and increase the dangers of sliding or colliding with another vehicle from an opposing lane. Always make sure that you are alert and aware on the road at all times.

●     Safety Check – Always make sure that your seatbelt is fastened, your headlights are on during hazardous driving conditions, and at night, and always make sure that small children are safely buckled into their seats. You should also have your vehicle inspected accordingly, and make sure that everything is in proper working condition.

●     Keep Your Eyes on the Road – This means that you should always concentrate on the road, and not on a passenger or cell phone. You can get into a serious accident by texting somebody an SMS while driving, not to mention getting points on your license, and paying a substantial ticket. If you need to talk on the phone while driving, make sure that you have a Bluetooth or headset, so that you’re hands are free at all times.

●     Never Drink and Drive – This is quite obvious, and the consequences can be extremely serious. Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, or better known as a DUI, is a very serious crime. You can not only wind up killing an innocent person or child, but you can also kill yourself. Alcohol severely impacts your balance, and ability to focus clearly. You can become convicted and spend time in jail for a DUI. If you’ve have a few drinks, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and either call for a taxi or have a designated driver take you home.

●     Be Aware of the Road – You should always get into good habits at an early stage, such as signaling when changing lanes or making turns. Always follow all safety signs on the road, and pay close attention to warning signs of hazardous road conditions, such as moving rocks, sharp curves and landslides. You should always have your fog lights and windshield wipers turned on during a fog or heavy rain. Take extra caution to drive slower than usual if the roads are icy or wet.

At Alpha Towing, we specialize in maintaining your vehicle, and making sure that it is 100% safe to drive on the road. We can provide your vehicle with a full inspection or 24/7 emergency towing as well. Don’t take any chances on the road. Our top priority is your safety.