When you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle, defensive driving is your full-time job. Your ability to anticipate road conditions and look out for other drivers determines your safety and theirs. Practicing defensive driving daily will get you where you need to go. It will give you confidence to drive through the worst of weather or the wisdom not to. Take the challenge to develop good driving habits. Anyone can drive perfectly for 10 feet, 100 feet, or even 1 mile. It’s up to you to go the distance. Pardridge Insurance urges you to take these driving precautions!
Preventing accidents can be easy
1. Adjust your drive time and speed for bad weather.
2. Do not tailgate the vehicle ahead of you.
3. Do not allow yourself to get distracted.
4. Do not drive while fatigued.
Anticipating potential driving hazards and how to avoid them is the key to driving safely. You can’t trust other drivers to do it right. Foresight will get you and your passengers to your destination.
Checklist for Drivers
1. Do you adjust your driving time and habits for bad weather (rain, snow, ice)?
2. Do you respect traffic laws? Are you courteous to other drivers?
3. Are you a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you? (One vehicle length for each 10 mph is appropriate.)
4. Do you gradually apply your brakes as soon as you see a potential accident ahead?
5. Are distracted by the passengers in your vehicle?
6. Are you aware of your vehicle’s limitations?
7. Do you inspect your vehicle before trips?
For any questions about your insurance needs, call us at Pardridge Insurance, 815-758-4447.