Travel is almost always a part of the holidays – whether you’re taking your Orlando Toyota across town or across the country to celebrate this holiday season, you need to do it safely! Often you’ll find yourself with a car full of family, friends, and pets, so we’re here to talk more about how to keep them safe out on the roads. Check out our Orlando Toyota safe driving tips for pets and family!
We’ve got Orlando Toyota safe driving tips for your tiny passengers and four-legged friends!
The first thing to remember is that yes, you’re heading for a fun and exciting destination. However, it’s important to be vigilant and use your defensive driving skills while you’re behind the wheel of your Orlando Toyota! The holidays mean more traffic out on the roads and possible winter weather, both of which can make it more dangerous to drive. Do away with distractions, make sure everyone is buckled up, and stay focused on the road at all time! Here are some more Orlando Toyota safe driving tips to see you through it!
- Make sure everyone in the cabin of your Orlando Toyota is wearing a seatbelt, and make sure any carseats in the back are properly installed AND the right fit for your child. This is a huge part of safe driving, as an improperly installed carseat can have devastating consequences. If you have doubts, take your vehicle down to your local fire station or police station to have them check things out for you. Also, rest easy – every single one of our new Toyota cars has a three-point seatbelt for all seating positions, as well as the LATCH system to secure your carseats!
Buckle up your friends, family, AND pets for maximum safe driving!
- Babyproof your car if you’re going to be taking smaller passengers along this holiday season! This means ensuring your child locks are on (so no curious passengers can open doors or windows without your permission), and that the backseat is clear of anything that could be considered dangerous (like small objects that can be choking hazards or anything sharp). You may also want to invest in a sunshade to protect them from UV rays if you’re taking a long trip or if they have sensitive skin prone to sunburn!
- Another safe driving tip for holiday travels is to ensure your four-legged friends are comfortable. It’s best to crate your pets if you’re taking them in the car; this will make them feel more secure, and it’ll also keep them contained in the case of an accident. If nothing else, use a pet harness crafted for the car to keep them secure! You should also make sure they’re comfortable – provide them with blankets and toys to make them feel at home, and don’t forget to bring along water and snacks for them. Also, plan rest stops to let them stretch their legs and go to the bathroom, just like you would for humans!
Looking for a safe new Toyota in Orlando or want to get more safe driving tips? Come on down – we’re open until 10pm every night at 3575 Vineland Road!