Safe Driving

No doubt, you already know the difference between safe driving and unsafe driving. You can feel the difference – at high speeds, your heart might start pumping, your hands might become sweaty or your stomach might drop, as if you were on the top of a roller-coaster. As a passenger, you need to speak up at these moments. When you recognize unsafe driving, take control of the situation by keeping the driver in check:

  • Always Wear Your Seatbelt. Seat belts save lives. It’s dumb not to wear one.
  • Don’t Speed or Race. If your friend cuts the wheel too hard at high speeds, the car could flip. SUVs in particular handle much more sensitively at high speeds.
  • Don’t Tailgate. What do you have to prove here? Following someone too closely is a recipe for disaster.
  • Pay Attention. Seems obvious doesn’t it? A driver’s first priority should always be driving.
  • Check Your Tire Pressure. If you own a car, you should know how to take care of it. This includes making sure that your tires are properly inflated.
  • Ride Your SUV Right. SUVs ride much differently than regular cars, so make sure you know how to drive and maintain your SUV. For example, did you know that properly loading and distributing the cargo in your SUV will improve handling and control? Or that keeping the tires on your SUV inflated can help reduce your chance of a rollover? For more information about mastering your SUV, check out www.esuvee.com.

More Resources & Information

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