There are few better New Year resolutions than to become a safer driver in every way possible. Car safety resolutions can help reduce your insurance rate and save you money in traffic tickets. There’s plenty of ways to go about becoming a safer driver and they may not be as obvious as you’d think. Here are a few car safety resolutions suggested by us here at Swant Graber Ford.
- Shopping – If you’re in the market for a new car this year, make sure to keep safety in mind! Most drivers look at fuel economy, performance, and standard features, but neglect crash test ratings and other safety indicators. Take the time to check out the standard safety systems, like the rearview camera, active safety systems, and more. It wouldn’t hurt to look into IIHS and NHTSA ratings as well!
- Knowledge – Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. Learning how to take matters in your own hands when something goes wrong is a great resolution. As it turns out, learning to change a tire is pretty easy as well, making it a great place to start.
- Intoxication – More than 30 people are killed each day due to impaired driving. Make an effort to help end intoxicated driving this year. Stop those who don’t possess the skills or mindset from getting behind the wheel. Avoid drinking too much and stay off drugs.