New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a Safer Driver

New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a Safer DriverThe best New Year’s resolutions are those that improve your life as well as the lives of those around you. That’s why the team at Slingerland CDJR FIAT likes to focus on making resolutions that will keep us and other drivers safer on the road. Consider using these suggestions as resolutions of your own to make 2018 a safe year.

Don’t Drink and Drive

This one goes without saying—but it still bears repeating. If you’re the type to risk driving after just a couple drinks, don’t. It’s absolutely not safe to do; call an Uber or a Lyft instead.

Don’t Text and Drive

Lots of vehicles come with technology that allows for voice-activated, hands-free texting. However, drivers should avoid anything that causes them to look at their phone when behind the wheel, as this form of distraction slows your reaction time immensely and can lead to life-altering accidents.

Check the Weather

This resolution is particularly important in the winter when snow and ice can cause serious delays or dangerous road conditions. If you make it a habit to stay aware of the weather forecast, you can anticipate when you might need some extra time for travel, allowing you to be cautious when navigating inclement weather.

Practice Good Maintenance

Keeping your car in good condition will prevent any unexpected delays or breakdowns, and will also ensure that your car is performing as efficiently as possible. Get your vehicle regular oil changes and checkups for a safe, predictable performance.

These are just some of the things you can do to be a more effective driver in 2018. If one of your resolutions is to get a new vehicle, stop by Slingerland CDJR FIAT and peruse our huge selection.