Keep the Roads Safe on 4th of July

Its 4th of July weekend and this means extra fun, but also extra awareness needed on the road. The roads will be extremely busy, so while you are driving make sure your focus is only on the road, and nothing else. Avoid distractions such as texting, fiddling with the radio, talking on your cell phone, or anything that could cause your reaction on the road to be slower. Here are a few more tips to make sure you have a safe weekend.

Watch your speed. State and local police officers will be out in full force during the 4th of July week. So watch the local speed limits and keep a safe distance from the cars in front of you. Buckle Up. Wearing seatbelts every time you drive is the easiest way to help keep you and your family safe in the event of an accident. If you are going on a longer trip, Check your tires. The last thing you want is a blowout while on the highway. Check your tire pressure before you leave for a road trip. Low tire levels can potentially reduce fuel efficiency, as well as being a safety issue.

Posted by amhAdmin on Jul 3 2011 in Safety Tips

Choosing a safe car for your teen

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle for your teen, most parents are looking to find something that is affordable and as safe as possible. To do this, it’s wise to check crash tests scores from the NHSTA and IIHS. As for equipment, getting a car equipped with driver and passenger airbags and antilock brakes should go without saying. Side airbags and side curtain airbags are also important, and are available with many of today’s vehicles. Stability control, which becomes mandatory on all passenger vehicles by 2012, helps teen drivers avoid crashes, kicking in with braking and engine power if the system senses the driver is losing control of the vehicle.

While it’s common to seek out a used car for a teen driver, it is a good idea to find one that is from the past three or four years, as these vehicles will have the latest safety equipment.

Posted by amhAdmin on Feb 21 2011 in Safety Tips