Be a defensive driver in your new or used Chevrolet!

Dallas Chevy dealer I bet you are a good driver. I bet you’ve never received a ticket let alone a warning have you? The unfortunate thing is that even with minor fender benders they can happen because of the other driver. I think that everyone at some point in their lifetime might get into a car accident here and there and it very well could be nothing that you did. That’s why it’s important to drive as defensively as you can when you are out on the road. Defensive driving involves anticipating potential car and truck accidents and doing everything you can to prevent them. Read these tips for a few defensive driving basics, and practice them on every car trip. The tips are coming to your from

  • Be prepared. Always check your car’s vitals and make sure you can clearly see out of your mirrors and windows. It’s also a good idea to keep a first aid kit in your car, along with a spare tire, jack and a list of emergency phone numbers.
  • Stay calm. Don’t get angry on the road no matter how annoying or slow other drivers may seem. Don’t incite other drivers, and try to leave the passing or turning lanes open whenever possible.
  • Follow the three-second rule. This means staying three seconds away from the car in front of you at all times, but especially on highways or roads where cars drive at high speeds. Not only will you increase your visibility, but you’ll also give yourself time to react if the driver in front of you brakes unexpectedly.
  • Turn the music down. You’d be surprised at how agitated other drivers can get by a car with blasting music. If you’re stopped next to someone, either keep your windows up or turn the volume down to be courteous.
  • Stay in sight. Avoid driving in other drivers’ blind spots so that they can see you at all times. Staying in sight also means turning on your headlights in bad weather and clicking off your brights when another car is approaching.
  • Drive with a passenger. You should try to drive with someone else in your car as often as you can so you’re never alone in an emergency situation. Carpooling is a great gas-saver, too.
  • Steer clear of accidents. Don’t be distracted by accidents or cars parked on the side of the road. Other drivers will probably already have their eyes on them and off of the road, so stay alert for careless lane passes or swerving.
I have said this before and I’ll say it again…. There is nothing wrong with being as prepared as you can be when you are driving. Practice these tips and stay as safe as you can be on the road. If you have any tips you would like to share with your Texas Chevy dealer comment on this post and we’ll add them to the list.
Thanks to Brandi Hodge and Bima Nusantara for providing these tips.



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