According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in the United States, “more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.”
Being a conscientious driver not only means using safe practices yourself, but also teaching the young children and adolescents in your life to respect the responsibility that come along with driving. The following important tips are essential to keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Never *Ever* Text or Talk on the Phone
Protect your life and the life of others by never using a phone, to talk or text, while driving. You can also be a good passenger by speaking up if the driver uses their phone. Offer to help them type or read that text.
Plan Your Trip in Advance
Driving to someplace new? Take the few minutes beforehand to familiarize yourself with the directions.
Don’t Follow Too Closely
Be sure to leave enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Minimize Distractions from Children
Keep kids buckled and in the back seat (where they are the safest, anyway). It’s also a good idea to pull over—when you can—if your kids fight or yell in the car.
Avoid Driving When Over Tired
The statistics tell us that drivers who get behind the wheel when drowsy cause tens of thousands of crashes each year. However, since driving drowsy is widely under-reported, the true number is tragically much higher.
Buckle Up, Pay Attention, and Never Drive Under the Influence!
All of us at Jiffy Lube of Indiana want to keep your vehicle on the road for years to come. But good vehicle preventative maintenance, is just part of the equation. It only takes a second of distraction to cause a lifetime of damage. Please do whatever you can to reduce your distractions on the road so you can #LeaveWorryBehind.