Friday, August 10, 2018

Keeping Safe As You Travel the Highways and Byways

Regardless of the time of year that you are traveling, whether it is a high traffic holiday such as Christmas or Thanksgiving or a weekend getaway, it is likely that you will encounter some traffic. After all, despite the convenience of flying, many people still choose to drive to their chosen destination. As a result, highways, beltlines, bypasses and virtually any paved road you select is going to have some traffic concerns.

Every day, there are thousands of people traveling along America's highways. Some are good drivers who are diligently watching the other vehicles around them, others, unfortunately, are not. In fact, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an average of 35,000 crash fatalities each year, despite the many advancements that have been made in automobile technology. Depending on where you live and travel to, your risk of being involved in a traffic accident may be greater or lower. According to a recent report by Allstate of the 200 largest American cities, here are the 10 best and worst cities for safe driving.




In fact, on average an individual's chance of being involved in a collision in the safest cities is a minimum of one in 12 years (Ft. Collins is actually 14.5); whereas, in the worst cities the average is 1 in 7. So what can you do to prevent becoming a statistic? Here are a few safe tips for driving:

• Minimize distractions- Doing anything that takes your attention from the road increases your potential for having an accident. Regardless of what your state's laws are regarding the use of cell phones, you and others will be safer by refraining from talking on your cell phone or texting while driving. Other distractions include putting on your make up, changing your radio station, and eating.

• Pay attention to road conditions- From new road construction being done to road work that needs to be done, as well as ice, snow, fog, rain and other forms of precipitation it is a absolutely necessary that you use caution. Driving at lower speeds and having your lights set at the best level of brightness will make a difference for you and the others on the road.


• Don't drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you. There should be at least one car length between you and the vehicle in front of you for every 10 miles per hour you are traveling at.

• Keep your car well maintained by making sure that the brakes, exhaust systems, battery, tires, and other components of your car are in good working order so that you and others can be safe.

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