Car accidents are literally everywhere in Metro Atlanta. Many of them even end in serious injury or fatalities. It is important to be proactive when it comes to staying safe on the road. Reducing your risk of a car accident is important no matter how experienced of a driver you are.
Here are 3 safe driving tips that may help you stay safe on the road:
1. STAY OFF YOUR PHONE:
Cell phones have become a huge distraction for many drivers. Turn your phone off if at all possible. If you are using the navigation through your phone, silence the ringer and text alerts so you can stay focused.
2. TAKE A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE:
I know it may sound cliché, but they really can help. These types of courses can update you on new driving laws, dangerous driving trends and better prepare you to deal with reckless drivers.
3. KEEP YOUR VEHICLE WELL MAINTAINED:
A poorly maintained vehicle has much more of a chance of breaking down. Tire blow outs, transmission failure and poorly maintained windshield wipers are just a few of the vehicle issues that can lead to serious car accidents.