Driving Mistakes That Jeopardize Your Safety

images-91.jpgWe’ve all been there. You’re 10 minutes late, driving to work, and you need to make up for lost time. So, suddenly you find yourself driving too fast and you begin multi tasking by catching up on phone calls. Doesn’t sound very safe, huh? We all make common driving mistakes, but we need to be aware that these mistakes could leave us calling for road service.

Pushing buttons on your dashboard while driving can jeopardize your safety. In fact, car companies find themselves jumping through the hoops of lawyers when they develop consoles equipped with climate gauges, satellite navigation and stereos. Playing with these devices is the #1 cause of accidents.

In approximately 56% of fatal car crashes, aggressive driving is a factor. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, speeding, making improper lane changes, and running red lights and stop signs. Most motorists admit that they make the same mistakes that they hate to see other drivers make.

Mobile devices are a big temptation for everyone on the road, but especially teenagers. These include cell phones, Blackberries, and iPods. It is best to place phone calls, text, and set up your music before putting your gear in “drive”. These simple devices can prove fatal in a car.

We are all guilty of making common driving mistakes, but being aware of them will help us avoid calls for emergency auto assistance. Safety should be your #1 concern on the road.

Posted on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at 1:59 pm In Road Service  

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