Car Safety Tips - Traveling Tips and Low-rider Cars

A few simple car safety tips will assure that you travel safely and get where you are going.

As more and more automobiles go out onto the road auto safety is more important than every before. It is imperative that you take good safety precautions while driving your car or riding in a car in order to reach your final destination in safety.

It is not recommended that low-rider cars are used for extended car trips in fact, due to the danger they may present in uneven or on rough roads. Leave the extra special wheels behind for an extended auto trip.

Americans will average about 20 thousand miles per year on their automobiles. There are more than twenty million cars in America and each is used by a fully licensed driver, who is taking care to assure that they arrive safely where they are going, right?

In most cases, it's not the safe driver who is paying attention who is the reason for the accident, it's the person who doesn't pay attention for a split second and ends up paying a severe price for that small attention deficit.

If you are taking a long trip, be certain that you're well rested and that you have adequate nourishment prior to leaving your home. Be careful about areas of highway that can lull you into feeling slightly tired or bored. This is when your attention may wander and you'll be less likely to have a good reaction time.

If the sunshine makes you drowsy or impairs your vision it's time to pull off and spend some time walking around to get yourself more alert. It may take an extra hour for your trip, but its far better to get there.

Be sure that all of the occupants of your are buckled in and well secure, including you. Use all of your belts not just one or the lap belt. For children who are younger or shorter, using the entire seat belt and a booster seat is your best and most safe option.

Don't take short cuts with your kid's safety.

Children who are smaller or younger should not be in the front seat. The air bags present a serious hazard and can be as dangerous as the accident when they deploy.

If you have pets in your car, be sure that they are secured as well. Simple common sense car safety tips that some don't think of are regarding animals. An animal can be hurt as badly as a child and more, when flung during an accident, may also injure you without meaning to.

Don't use your cell phone when you are driving in your car. If you must use the cell phone for any period of time, pull to the side of the road so that you can do so in safety. It is not safe to talk on the phone when you are driving.

In many cases, an extended conversation keeps your attention elsewhere. You must look away when dialing or hanging up your phone, and you will lose your mobility if you don't use a headset to talk and try to juggle your phone and you're driving at the same time. If your phone rings, answer it if you must but return the call later when you are no longer in motion.

Eating while driving is something that is sometimes necessary, but doing so with a full meal, or with fast food is hazardous. If you must eat while you drive do eat something that is not greasy and may permit your hands to slip from the wheel, and use finger foods such as fruit or crackers that will be small enough to not require your attention to handle while you drive.

Stay calm no matter what the situation is. Count to ten if you must but do not get angry or try to retaliate if someone cuts you off in traffic. In the overall scheme of your life, this two minutes that it cost you means very little. Don't create a dangerous situation to save two minutes that you probably don't have plans for anyway.

The next time that you get into a car for a short trip or a long one, pay attention to the world around you. Face forward and be sure that you're watching the other person as well as your own driving. You may just save the life of you or your child by paying attention to car safety tips.

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