Driving Tips To Enjoy The Easter Weekend
Young Drivers of Canada driving instruction centres would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Easter long weekend. With many enjoying the end of winter, it is expected that the roads and highways will be busy, making conditions ideal for collisions.
Young Drivers would like to offer some tips to stay safe this long weekend. Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of collisions on the roads. Young Drivers of Canada is urging drivers to put away the cellphones and focus on the roads to avoid any distractions. Such a small action by drivers will ensure that more drivers get home safely.
Driving Tips for a Safe Easter Road Trip
- Prepare: the weather can change during this time of year depending on where you live in Canada. Ensure that you check the weather and road conditions before you travel.
- Vehicle Maintenance: if you are traveling a distance, ensure that your vehicle is in top shape to make the journey. After a long winter, ensure your fluids and oil are topped up. Check your tires. it is suggested that you keep your winter tires on until the end of April.
- Avoid Distractions: put your phone away to avoid any distracted driving temptations. This will allow you to keep your focus on the road.
- Stay Sober: alcohol has no place on the roads at any time.
- Share the road: with warmer weather comes more traffic on the roads, including motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians. There is room for everyone. Be aware that there are others on the road that you need to look out for.
- Stay alert: if you are traveling a distance remember to plan for rest stops and have a backup driver in the event of fatigue. Being tired slows down a driver’s reaction time and can affect their judgment.
- Obey the speed limit: with increased traffic on the roads, it is important to leave space between vehicles and maintain the speed limit. Providing space allows for better reaction times in the event of situation that may arise on the roads.
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