Safe Easter Driving Tips To Follow
If you are planning on traveling this holiday weekend, Young Drivers of Canada is sharing some tips to stay safe while driving.
Before heading out on the road, especially on an extended journey, drivers need to ensure their vehicle can make the trip. All any necessary maintenance should be performed. Drivers need to ensure tires are inflated properly and all fluids are topped up. The last thing any driver wants is to be stuck on the side of the road with a vehicle filled with anxious passengers.
Drivers should eliminate any potential distracts, including the GPS and the smartphone. A passenger in the vehicle should be designated that can assist the driver in the event the GPS needs to be accessed or a phone call needs to be made.
During this time of year, road conditions can change frequently. Drivers should check out the conditions for the route before the journey begins. Rain can quickly change to wet snow or even freezing rain, making a potentially easy drive nerve wrecking.
Driving Tips Do Not Include Distracted Driving
All drivers should avoid the following actions while operating a motor vehicle;
1. Using the cellphone, don’t make calls or text while behind the wheel.
2. Don’t drink and drive. If you plan on having a drink, ensure there is a designated driver who will not be drinking and can make the journey home.
3. Ensure everyone is buckled up. Seat belts save lives.
4. Don’t drive if you are overtired. Stop for breaks and refreshments.
5. Stay positive. Holiday driving can be stressful. Drivers can encounter traffic jams, negative drivers and even road rage.
Holiday driving is a chance for family to get together and create memories. Young Drivers of Canada would like to wish every driver a very safe driving holiday!