With the New Year approaching, it’s common for most people to create a few resolutions to better our lives. From healthy habits to getting more outdoor activities or saving money. But what about a road resolution?
Driving a car or motorcycle puts responsibility and consequence on every person on the road. Car and motorcycle accidents can cause damage leading to hefty legal bills, injury resulting in spine pain, slipped discs, acute pain, and more if a collision occurs.
Here are 4 easy road resolutions you can commit to being a safer driver.
Drive on Defense
Collisions and accidents are most likely when driving distracted. While you can’t control other driver’s behaviors, you can ensure you protect yourself by keeping an eye on other drivers. If you are aware of what other vehicles are doing around you, maintaining a safe distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you, then your chances of collision reduce dramatically.
Distraction-Free driving means putting phones and other electronic devices away while behind the wheel, eating while driving, fiddling with the radio knobs, or trying to reach for an item you dropped before getting to a red light. To be a safer driver this year, wait until you reach a red light or pull over. It’s that simple. Your safety is important!
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most common and unsafe practices you can engage in. Prescription drugs even warn against operating heavy machinery while consuming the medication.
Driving while exhausted can have the same effect as a pharmaceutical drug as well, leading to impaired decision making – affecting both your reaction time and your judgment ability. If you’re considering a long road trip, then plan to stop and rest every few hours or share the driving responsibility with a friend or family member.
Cars and motorcycles are sophisticated machines that need maintenance and frequent tune-ups to ensure they are safe to be on the road.
If you keep a regular schedule of maintenance and repairs, your motorcycle or car will be safer for you to drive. Parts that wear down over time, like brakes and regular oil changes, will help keep your vehicle operating in optimal condition. Visit your local service center for a suggested service schedule for your vehicle.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
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