Now that summer’s finally here, many teens will be hitting the road for vacations, trips to the pool, and visits with friends. Unfortunately, summer is statistically the most dangerous time to drive, especially for teens. Here at Louetta Automotive, we want you to stay safe on your way this summer season.
Whether you just got your license or already have a few driving years under your belt, keep these safe driving tips in mind to minimize your risk of an accident.
Stay off the phone
Accidents related to cell phone use are the fastest growing category of automobile accidents nationwide. In fact, several studies show that driving while texting is more dangerous than driving drunk. To minimize the distraction, turn off your phone when you get behind the wheel – turn it back on when you get to your destination.
Follow the speed limit
This one seems like a no-brainer, and yet so many teens still drive over the limit. If you consider that a whopping 40 percent of auto accidents include excessive speed as a contributing factor, it’s not hard to see how important this is. Remember, no destination is so important that it’s worth risking your life to get there.
Bring your car in for a safety checkup
As a parent, it’s important to keep your son or daughter’s car in good working condition to avoid accidents that result from mechanical failure. Before your child hits the road this summer, bring your car to Louetta Automotive for a thorough safety check.