4th of July weekend is upon us, and the roads are about to get very busy. Whether you’re planning holiday fun with family and friends or just taking care of normal day-to-day duties, life dictates that you’ll probably be out on the road at some point during the holiday weekend. Toyota of Orlando is here to remind you about 4th of July driving safety so you can get to all of your final destinations quickly, easily, and safely.
Toyota of Orlando is sharing holiday weekend driving safety
Tip #1: Be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Holiday weekends mean lots of parties and celebrations that involve alcohol, so your safe driving repertoire should definitely include the ability to spot drunk drivers. Look for drivers that are driving erratically, swerving, braking or accelerating forcefully, and just not following the rules of the road. If you spot a drunk driver, call 911 and report them, but don’t try to stop them yourself. It could lead to an accident.
Tip #2: Expect traffic – in some areas, lots of it. No matter where you’re headed, there are more cars out on the road during a holiday weekend. Expect delays and leave yourself extra time – 15 – 20 minutes at least – so you can get where you need to go. Try not to get too frustrated when you hit traffic (road rage leads to accidents), and look for alternate routes that are less congested if you can. Your Orlando Toyota’s Entune technology can help you with that!
Tip #3: Keep an eye on the weather. Watch the weather; bad storms can cause traffic jams and even make it unsafe to be out on the road. Part of driving safety is being prepared, so check the forecast before you head out for the day and keep an eye on things in case you need to re-plan your day and your drive time.
Tip #4: Use defensive driving every time you get behind the wheel. This means being aware of your surroundings so you can take proactive steps to avoid collisions, rather than just react to them as they’re happening to you. It means following road rules, paying attention to cars around you, and leaving the distractions in the driveway. Toyota of Orlando has lots of information on defensive driving safety, so check it out!
Stay focused in 4th of July traffic
Tip #5: Don’t become distracted. It’s easy to become distracted when you’re behind the wheel, especially on holiday weekends. You may have more people in the car than normal, there’s more traffic on the roads, and let’s be real – it’s hard to avoid watching those fireworks shows! If you want to watch fireworks, pull over and park. Keep your hands on the wheel, put your cell phones away, and remember that distracted driving leads to accidents, so you should keep them to a minimum!
From our family to yours, we hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. If you want more driving safety tips, visit Toyota of Orlando today at 3575 Vineland Road!