During the 20th century 20th century there is a common agreement that it is not a luxury to drive and own a car of any kind. It is a necessity. Be it – getting back and forth from work, dropping your kids off at school and getting them to their events outside of school on time, traveling between states for work and getting groceries – driving is the easiest and most time-saving way to perform tasks in our daily life. As life gets faster and driving becomes even more of a need, so does the growing need to follow safety protocols when driving.
In the autumn, it is not particularly easy to drive a car. The weather conditions in combination with the traffic make your driving commute harder. You need to be extra vigilant when it comes to your safety. Here are four downhill tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Focus on the road; your cell phone can wait.
The "ping" of our cell phones is often irresistible to ignore. We realize that these messages are compelling and can change our professional and personal lives. However, your life is more important. According to research, "[s] finishing or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 km / h, it's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed."
We suggest that during driving puts the phone in “do not disturb mode” to fully focus on the task. During the fall, damp roads and fog make it even harder to focus. The road must get all your attention. 1
Rain and frost constantly appear during the fall, so to drive over them while maintaining maximum control over your vehicle, you may want to invest in high-threading tires to create maximum friction.
For To drive safely, we suggest that you check your tire pressure regularly at least 1 pound per square inch (psi) of pressure every month, regardless of the weather. During the fall, this process is accelerated. With better maintained tires, you get maximum control and maneuver reversibility of your vehicle.
Fighting the glare
During the autumn months, the sun moves closer to the horizon. This leads to an increase in glare caused by the sun's rays. Glare is a pain to deal with as it is because they reflect light directly into your eyes, making it difficult to decipher the actual structure and distance between objects on the road.
We recommend that you keep the windscreens clean of dust and dirt and use sunglasses to reduce the harsh effects of the apertures during the autumn months.
Inexperience and preparation for driving in the autumn
Driving in the autumn is a difficult task for those who experience these conditions. For those who are not used to this weather and driving, it becomes even more difficult.
Your safety comes first. It is easy to downplay the dangers of driving. We still suggest that you take all necessary precautions, including wearing a seat belt, installing fog lights, not clicking on the headlights too often and keeping supplies in your car.
Insuring Your Car
Assume you do not follow these precautions. In that case, this can lead to an increase in your premiums as it increases the chances of you ending up in unfortunate circumstances such as an accident or traffic violations.
At Paradiso Insurance, we care about you and your well-being. Your livelihood is our highest priority. That is why we advise you to drive carefully during the autumn and insure your car in the event of an unforeseen event.