- December 15, 2015
- By dakstoyota
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Tips for Safe Driving upcountry this festive season with Daks Toyota Limited
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The following are a few reminders about what we can each do to enhance our safety on the road during the holidays:
6. Put down your phone.
While you are out shopping for gifts, you may be tempted to call or text friends or family. But if you are driving, don’t use your phone. Distracted driving is simply dangerous – and especially so if you are trying to navigate through busy traffic on the highway or in congested areas near malls or other shopping centers.
5. Don’t drive while drowsy.
If you are planning to visit out-of-town or out-of-state family or friends during the holidays, make sure you map out a safe trip. Don’t overextend yourself and try to drive too long of a distance at once.
After all, the longer you are on the road, the more likely you are to drive while drowsy. Driving while impaired by fatigue can be just as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol.
Break up you trip instead and give yourself plenty of time to get to where you are going.
4. Keep a cool head.
The holidays can be a stressful time. It is crucial that you don’t allow your stress to influence the way you navigate through traffic. It could easily lead to dangerous, aggressive driving such as tailgating, racing to beat stop lights or even road-rage incidents. Check out this MayoClinic.com piece on how to manage holiday stress in a healthy way.
3. Don’t speed.
During the holidays, you may be in a rush to get to a religious service, gathering or other event on time. You may be hurrying to get through last-minute shopping as well.
As pressed as you may be, resist the urge to speed. When you drive too fast, it can easily cause you to lose control of your car. It also reduces your ability to react and avoid crashes.
Of course, the best way to reduce your chances of getting into a speed-related accident is to leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
2. Never drink and drive.
Don’t fool yourself – “buzzed” driving is drunk driving. If you consume any amount of alcohol at a holiday office party, family gathering or outing with friends, don’t get behind the wheel. Don’t ride with a drinking driver, either.
Driving drunk can have serious consequences, if you get caught you will be required to take a breathalyzer test and if you blow over the legal limit may be arrested and charged with a DUI. Even if you are not caught you run the serious risk of causing an accident which could lead to vehicle damage, injury to yourself, your passengers or other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and pedestrians.
You can find plenty of safe alternatives, including:
• Using a sober, designated driver.
• Calling a taxi. (See Yelp’s list of top cab services in the Phoenix area.)
• Using public transportation such as Valley Metro.
Walking home intoxicated is not a safe alternative to drinking and driving. Numerous pedestrian accidents occur during the holidays as well. The same impairment of your motor skills and judgment that makes drunk driving dangerous makes walking while intoxicated dangerous as well.
1. Perform a whole vehicle service with daks couriers limited.
This is by far what many people forget. Majority of drivers always consider the above mentioned 5 and forget this most important life saver, “performing a full vehicle scan before any journey just to be safe.” Performing a full vehicle scan will save you lots of money and also grant you more time on earth. First and foremost you will be assured that lose parts have been corrected, that the hydrolic breaks are in shape, no leakages. You can always contact Daks Toyota Limited for authentic Toyota spare parts and vehicle service before you embark on that long holiday trip. Make sure to always check vehicle before (compulsory) and after (optional) trip for best results.
Many avoid this because they consider it expensive but guess whats more expensive, the hospital bill and funeral arrangements. plus the aftermath of disability.
Daks Toyota limited asks you to Please share and save a life this festive season.
Contact us and we will do you the service of protecting you and your loved ones with our expertise.