Thursday, March 7, 2013

Driving Tip of the Month: Pay attention to your driving.

When you are coming to a stop, make sure your vehicle is completely stopped before you turn your attention to something else such as the radio or music player. It is surprising how far your vehicle can travel in what you think are just a few moments of inattention to your driving.


[Excerpt from Driving You Safely, p. 23]

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Driving Tip of the Month: Maintain lots of following distance.

...Some people say to count two seconds, but this is a bare minimum of following distance. Give yourself some extra space with the three-second gap. Four seconds is probably getting to be too much, but if you have the luxury of this much following distance, consider yourself fortunate, and enjoy it!

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely, p. 28]

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Driving Tip of the Month: Don't spin your tires on ice or snow.

If you accelerate too quickly on ice or snow, your powered wheels will spin, and you will lose control of your steering...

Push gently down on the accelerator, and if the powered wheels start spinning, ease off the accelerator and push down gently again.

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely, p. 89]

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Driving Tip of the Month: A turning vehicle in front of you might stop!

You never know what the turning driver in front of you will encounter when they get into the turn itself. They may suddenly see something that they need to stop for. If they do stop, you need to be far enough behind, and slowing down enough already, to stop without hitting them!

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely, p. 44]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Driving Tip of the Month: Check your blind spot!

ALWAYS turn your head and check the blind spot BEFORE you start your turn or move into the lane next to you. You can make a preliminary check with your mirrors, but make that last check by looking directly over into the blind spot!

[Excerpt from Driving You Safely, p. 59]