Thursday, January 26, 2012
#Esurance: Mom-Inspired Driving Tips!
I've been driving since I was 14. Yes, 14. (I'm 51 now) I grew up on Tybee Island and we all began driving about that age. The Police knew us (or more importantly, our parents) and, as long as we didn't go totally wild, they let us get away with it.
Probably NOT the best decision our parents ever made.
I made Lizz wait until she was 15 to get her graduated Learner's Permit. It was the right thing to do. Not to mention the fact that my heart couldn't have taken it one day earlier.
I've developed good driving skills over the years and I'd like to share some tips with you now.
*DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE! Seriously, keep your eyes on the road. Texting a death-trap. Whatever it is, it can wait.
*KEEP A TOOL KIT IN THE CAR! Yes, a tool kit. Make sure it has two screwdrivers (Philips head and flathead), hammer, duct tape, etc. Things break on cars -- be able to fix them!
*TAKE A WALKABOUT Before taking off, take a walk around the outside of the car. Kick the tires, check the wear on the tread. Look for damages, check your windshield wipers, and check the fluids (brake, transmission, wipers, and oil).
*USE YOUR MIRRORS The mirrors of your car are very important. They are there for a reason. Don't just stare at what's in front of you. Occasionally check your rear view mirror and your side mirrors. Pay attention to what's going on around you. Drive defensively.
DON'T DRIVE WHEN DROWSY!!! If you're tired, pullover. Seriosly, stop at a rest stop or all-night convenience store. Driving whilst drowsy CAN kill you. Your reactions times are much slower, your brain is foggy. It's not worth losing your life -- just don't do it.
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