Make These Safe Driving New Year’s Resolutions

 

2018 is here, so it’s time to start thinking about what positive changes you’re going to make in the New Year. In 2018, we’d love to see a reduction in the number of traffic accidents and injuries, so consider making some safer driving New Year’s resolutions.

Ignore Your Phone

One way to drive safer in 2018 is to make a commitment to not use your phone while you’re driving. iPhones now have a driving feature that allows you to turn off notifications and not access your phone when it senses you’re driving. You should turn the ringer off, zip your phone in your purse, do whatever it takes to avoid distracted driving and keep your eyes on the road.

Leave a Little Earlier

Five minutes is all you need to ensure that you won’t have to rush. Go the speed limit, or as close as you can while still going with the flow of traffic. Speeding is the cause of a third of all fatal car accidents. Think about how many lives we could save if we all committed to leaving five minutes earlier and driving a bit slower.

Slow Down

Slower driving goes hand-in-hand with being calmer and working on road rage. Be polite to other drivers, don’t tailgate, and always use your turn signal when you switch lanes or turn. Be a good example for your kids, who learn from everything you do!

For more safe driving tips to help you with your 2018 New Year’s resolutions, give us a call at Pantili Mitsubishi.

New Year’s Driving Resolutions

 New Year’s Driving ResolutionsIf you still haven’t chosen a New Year’s resolution, then we have the perfect idea for you: Become a better driver. This goal doesn’t involve any significant amount of skill, time, or money. All you have to do is observe your surroundings and follow a few basic rules, making you a safer and more responsible driver.

Here are a few New Year’s driving resolutions to get you started:

  • Familiarize yourself with your vehicle; have you actually read your owner’s manual?
  • Make a seatbelt rule in your car, not only enforcing it upon yourself but also upon your passengers, no matter what.
  • Slow down this year! Not only is it much safer to drive more slowly, but also, it increases your fuel economy.
  • Stop driving on empty. As your gasoline level reaches its lowest, your engine has to work harder, with dirtier gasoline, causing damage with time.
  • Put together a hand-written maintenance log and keep it in your glove box, keeping track of your oil changes, tire checks, etc.
  • Finally, put a stop to drunk driving – and never ever drive while under the influence again.

For more safe driving tips – or to start the year out behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle – contact us or visit us anytime at Pantili Mitsubishi.