This weekend is going to be busy with people traveling for the holidays. You’ll probably experience some of the traffic by the time you leave work today! When the roads in Orlando or busy with people coming and going in both directions, it’s important to remember your safe driving tips. That way, you’ll have a safe drive and won’t have to worry about any surprise accidents that’ll ruin your holiday.
Toyota of Orlando is here to give you some last minute holiday safe driving tips to ensure you’re prepared for holiday drivers.
Practice safe driving this holiday season
Tip #1 – Always think about traffic
Whenever you plan to get on the road this weekend, you should always think about the traffic you may experience. There could be tons of unwanted surprises if you don’t check the traffic before you leave. We recommend checking out what the traffic looks like before you get in the car through tools like Google Maps. If an accident occurs while you’re on your drive, you can use Orlando Toyota navigation technology to help you find an alternate route to get you to your destination on time.
Tip #2 – Know your defensive driving techniques
The roads can be extremely hectic during the holidays. People are trying to get to their destination on time and they don’t always care about who is on the road with them. Make sure to follow these following defensive driving techniques to be prepared on the road:
- Leave enough space between cars – Don’t be a tailgater this holiday season! It’s dangerous during normal traffic patterns, but can be even more dangerous during the holidays. If you leave enough space between you and the cars around you, you can avoid unnecessary collisions altogether.
- Drive cautiously – We know it’s important to get to your destination on time. However, it’s important not to rush when you’re on the road. Speeding creates a dangerous situation for you and others around you.
- Stay alert at all times – When you’re on the road, make sure you’re alert and not feeling tired. You’ll want to be observant, and watch out for any unsafe drivers.
Tip #3 – Don’t succumb to distracted driving
Distracted driving is one of the biggest reasons why accidents occur. Avoid putting yourself in this situation by putting the phone away so you don’t text and drive, keeping both hands on the steering wheel, and keeping your eyes on the road at all times.
While these are some pretty important safe driving tips, these definitely aren’t all the ones you should know. Just remember to be extremely aware of your surroundings when you’re on the road this weekend!
Have a safe holiday weekend in Orlando
If you plan on driving this weekend, be sure to remember the safe driving tips mentioned above. They’ll help keep you safe on the roads in and out of Orlando. If you want more tips to stay safe, you can call our Toyota driving experts at (407) 298-0001.
From everyone here at Toyota of Orlando, we hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!