Safe Driving Resolutions to Take in 2016

January 10th, 2016 by

2016 civicThe beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on the past and make better decisions for yourself and others. Many of the changes people make are for themselves – deciding to get healthier, start a new hobby, or even get a different job are all great things to try and attain in 2016. What is one resolution you can dedicate yourself to in 2016 that benefits both you and those around you? Becoming a better driver! Dedicating yourself to driving safely in 2016 keeps you and everyone on the road around you safe. Freedom Honda, your go-to source for all of your Honda needs in Colorado Springs, is here to help you make great driving decisions in the New Year. Check out these helpful tips:

Put down the phone. We all know that it’s illegal to text and drive in Colorado, but many people are still using their phones while driving. By staying off the phone while driving, you can devote all of your attention to the road.

Put two hands on the wheel. When you first learned to drive, you no doubt had a death grip on the steering wheel. As we gain experience, we get comfortable and start to only drive one-handed. By having two hands on the wheel, you are in more control of your vehicle and you have the ability to make sudden maneuvers to avoid a collision.

Get plenty of sleep.  While it doesn’t seem like your sleeping habits affect your driving, they do. Some studies even suggest that driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving intoxicated.  By getting plenty of sleep, you can reduce your risk of driving while you are tired. Bonus: getting more sleep can also help you achieve your goals to become healthier.

Follow traffic laws. Yes, driving fast and suddenly changing lanes can be fun, but reckless behavior like this is unsafe and can lead to an accident. By using your turn signal, following the speed limit, and not trying to beat the red lights, you greatly reduce your risk of a crash that could harm you or those around you.

Another way you can be a better driver in 2016? Grab a new 2016! Many Honda models come standard with advanced safety equipment that can help you avoid a collision. These features include a backup camera, LaneWatch, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning. Come by Freedom Honda today to see how all of the advanced safety features on new Hondas can keep you safe.

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