Driving Safe During the Holidays
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I know many of us have travel plans this holiday season. The most important thing is to be SAFE. The second installment of Allstate’s 2018 America’s Best Drivers Report is out, which ranks the country’s largest 200 cities to see where the safest drivers are during the winter weather driving season. Atlanta is ranked 183, yikes! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a wetter than average winter this year so I’ve teamed up with Allstate to bring you some tips you need to be prepared and practice safe driving this winter.
Allstate has put together several articles for you to read here on safely driving on highways and how to drive safely in inclement weather.
*Observe speed limits or even drive under the speed limit. It’s important to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going.
*Stay 3 seconds behind the car in front of you
*If you can’t see the driver of a semi in their mirrors, they can’t see you. *Make sure you can see the driver!
*Keep right if not passing other cars
*DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
*Keep an emergency kit with gloves, blankets, water bottles, food, a flashlight and jumper cables in your car at all times. You never know when you might need it!
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Take it easy driving! It’s always better to be late than never.
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I am still amazed at how still people can be, why risk texting when driving? These are some lovely tips
I have seen so many tragedies happen due to careless driving over the holidays. Everyone seems to have a different sense of urgency and it is so unnecessary.
This is SO important! The guy behind me was texting yesterday and I could tell that if I suddenly stopped, he would surely have hit me. And we were in the school driving area after the kids’ holiday show! I wish people thought about what could happen!!
I think every neighborhood may need that lady that has went viral recently. She was yelling at someone speeding through her subdivision. I have been on both sides of that argument in the past and watching her made me realize that I was totally in the wrong and need to leave earlier rather than speed to get places. It is not worth it.
Definitely such an important message. Many people travel for the holidays and it often leaves them in a hurry. It always best to take some extra precaution such as not touching our phones, even though I am guilty of it as well. I’ll be sure to pass this along, thanks for sharing!
This is such an important message this time of year. Making sure that you don’t put yourself in any danger behind the wheel is so very critical.
The roads are so busy at this time of year and this can increase the danger thanks for sharing this and upping everyones awareness
This would actually be a great gift for someone having a hard time with unsafe driving. It would alleviate the need for others to continually point out poor driving habits and let the driver see for themselves.
Driving safe is important all the time but I find that it should be more so around the holidays. Great idea to have an emergency kit in the car as well.
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