Motor Car Safety Tips

Motor Car Safety Tips

Being on the road can be a dangerous ride where anything can happen. And while Pacific Union’s Motor Car Insurance is here to protect you and your loved ones from different kinds of loss, we still would like to extend some friendly tips to keep you safe and sound while on the go. 

Wear Your Seatbelt

Whether at a complete stop or in motion, wearing your seatbelt is one of the best ways to secure yourself while inside your motor vehicle. It is one of the most effective safety features of any motor vehicle and can reduce injury and even prevent death. Make sure to wear your seatbelt at all times and secure your passengers whether at the side or at the back. 

Follow Traffic Laws

Traffic laws are here to protect us from the stoplight to road signs, as well as traffic enforcers. Regardless of the situation, it is a must that we follow these laws as they are here to protect us from hazards while on the road. Avoid aggressive behaviors such as speeding, reckless driving, and other maneuvers that increase the possibility of collisions. 

Maintain Your Vehicle

Ensuring that your motor car is properly maintained is a good step towards keeping safe. Measures such as regular check-ups, servicing your vehicle, and oil changes ensure your vehicle operates at its best. Make sure as well to check your brakes, taillights, and fluid levels to see if they are in optimum condition. 

Avoid Distractions

Another preventive measure to keep safe is to avoid all kinds of distractions while on the road. Activities such as eating, drinking, and using your cellular phone while driving all increase the possibility of a motor vehicle collision. Keep your hands on the steering wheel and stay alert at all times.

Drive Defensively

Practice defensive driving techniques which can aid you in avoiding potential hazards on the road. Keep a safe distance from vehicles in front of you, ensure you are always using your signal, and always remain alert when scanning potential dangers during your drive. Remaining on the defensive can make the difference between safety and potential harm.