Practice Safe Driving in Your Land Rover
Driving safely on the road should not only be practiced by the older and experienced drivers; it should be attempted by all motorists. There are so many reckless driving habits that have emerged in recent times that worry the many road safety agencies. However, here are some tips that will help you to avoid an accident this winter:
Do wear your seatbelt – this is not an option. All passengers should be properly secured to their seats before the vehicle moves. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure the little ones are also safely secured in their car seats.
Do pay attention when you are driving- Too often drivers are distracted by loud music from the stereo, text messages and Twitter updates and it is a problem because they have lost focus of the road.
Do carry an emergency kit– It is the winter season so expect the unexpected. Always walk with an emergency kit to include spare tires, shovel and a flashlight.
Do regular maintenance checks- This can be done by professionals, so visit Land Rover Hinsdale’s Service Department for a quick check-up before the winter season.
Don’t drive under the influence– It is reckless to drink alcoholic beverages or smoke marijuana or crack cocaine while driving. Furthermore, it is irresponsible to get in a vehicle that is being driven by someone who is clearly intoxicated.
Don’t leave valuables in the car- It is best to keep the back seat free of important documents. Many drivers tend to transform the backseat and the front pocket of their cars into a small office. But this is not safe because they may fall in the hands of mischievous people.
Don’t drive too fast in dangerous conditions. You don’t always know if there is ice on the road and drivers can quickly go from in control to out of control in an instant if they are not cautious.
Stop by Land Rover Hinsdale to view our full inventory of SUVs that are great for the winter conditions. Or, stop by our Service Department and schedule an appointment to have your Land Rover inspected before the winter weather kicks into full gear.