Safety Tips Courtesy of Summit GM

For the most part, drivers in Fort McMurray, AB are pretty safe when they drive. The majority of people out on our roads are aware, alert and attentive, but no matter how safe most people may be, automotive accidents still occur. For Fort McMurray Chevy drivers hoping to maximize safety in their automobiles, we here at Summit GM offer up the following driver safety tips as we head into spring:

Control what you can control. There are several ways that drivers can reduce the probability of an accident simply by making wise decisions before putting the car into motion. Buckle your seat belt. Drive sober. Secure your cargo so it doesn’t surprise you with a slip while driving. Place essential items in places that are within reach. If you can do all of that, you’ll reduce the potential for an accident considerably.

Plan ahead. If you know you’re going to have to stop for food or rest, plan that time into your drive. This way, you can take a 20-minute power nap to avoid driving while drowsy, or you can eat your food in a parking spot in just a few minutes rather than trying to drive while eating.

Focus on the road. Cell phones are a problem, as drivers focused on them instead of the road cause hundreds of thousands of car accidents every year. Text when you’ve stopped, use voice commands and Bluetooth for phone calls and certain infotainment controls, and watch where you’re going.

Doing these things will keep Chevrolet car drivers as safe as they possibly can be, and that’s a good thing. Driving is a privilege, and following these tips proves you understand that responsibility and take it seriously.

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