Driving safely should be ingrained in your mind from your teenage years onward–but what does safe driving mean in the modern age? Pacati Insurance Group, serving Falls Church, VA, is pleased to let you know.
The standard rules of safe driving still apply. Look both ways at every light or stop sign. Do not exceed the speed limit. Look before changing lanes. Keep your eyes ahead of you on the road. Be aware of what other vehicles on the road are doing.
However, smartphones have given rise to a modern road hazard: distracted driving. Do not text or otherwise use any of your electronic devices while you are behind the wheel. If the phone rings, or if you need to send a text or make a call, ignore it, or pull over to the side of the road or into a nearby parking lot. Stop and take care of what you need to do. If you have a passenger, ask him or her to take care of any urgent communications for you.
Modern vehicles sometimes come with safety features such as collision avoidance or lane-changing warnings. When you buy a new car, ensure that all or some of these features are included. They can be the difference between an accident and avoiding an accident.
The goal of any road trip is to get to your destination safely. At best, a car crash can be inconvenient and expensive. At worst, it can be fatal. Having proper insurance in place is always a smart option, as well.
For more questions about auto insurance, feel free to contact Pacati Insurance Group, serving Falls Church, VA.