Safe Driving

Can I still drive safely?   A safety guide for seniors As we age we will all experience some challenges.  For each of us the time may come when we need to consider letting someone else take over the responsibility of driving for us.  Here are some things to consider when making this difficult decision: Are you finding that you are confused or lost more often? Do you have difficulty seeing with your peripheral vision? Are you slow to respond to a tight situation? Is it difficult for you to hear your blinkers? Do you find it difficult to see at night?...

INSURANCE DISCOUNTS FOR DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC! [caption id="attachment_16970" align="alignnone" width="300"] Learn how to drive in inclement weather in our driver improvement clinic![/caption] INSURANCE DISCOUNTS FOR DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC! To consider   Þ  At 45 mph you cover 66 feet in one second.  Þ The average person takes 1 ½ seconds to begin to brake. This reaction time can increase with age. Þ It take  3 seconds to be in a crash, beginning to end. Þ It takes the average car 84 feet to come to a stop at 20 mph, can you react in time to a child running out in your neighborhood. Þ An airbag deploys at 1/25...

Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE [caption id="attachment_53" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIPDE and safe driving[/caption] Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE S.I.P.D.E is an acronym for defensive driving. #Defensivedriving is not a passive activity, but rather an active, conscious effort made to train your eyes and mind to drive in a defensive manner. By using this system of scanning the environment, identifying possible conflicts and preparing in advance for these conflicts you will be able to, essentially: decide ahead what action you need to take in order to execute smooth movements and avoid any conflict that may arise. An intersection in an urban environment is the most potentially dangerous...

BGE : Blind Glare Elimination 5 times to check your blind spot [caption id="attachment_16560" align="alignnone" width="300"] Always Check your blind spot when merginig![/caption] By setting your mirrors in the BGE (blind, glare elimination) settings, with side view mirrors 7 degrees out, you can greatly reduce your blind spots. Even eliminate them completely when set properly, but it is virtually impossible to totally eliminate the blind spot for very small vehicles, motorcycles or pedestrians, so it is important to take the over the shoulder glance. You can apply a convex mirror to your rear view mirror, but these will distort the image and require...

Always Check your blind spot when merging! https://youtu.be/B93tfG4ZydY Checking Your Blind Spots A “blind spot” is defined by the area where your rear view mirror view ends, before your side view mirror view begins and your peripheral vision does not see. It is generally right beside you over your left or right shoulder. A vehicle can be in this spot and be completely hidden from your view. To avoid crashes always check your blind spot before changing directions. When checking your blind spot, you should quickly glance, returning your eyes immediately to your forward path of travel. Your left blind spot is checked...

Since you cannot control the actions of other road users, you must rely on your own driving skills and experience. Following these ten rules ensures that your driving is safe and courteous to all who share the road with you. Plan Your Route: Know where you’re going ahead of time. Tune into a local media source to be well informed about weather and road conditions or traffic activity on your route. Then you can avoid delays or allow extra drive time. For longer trips, include a rest stop every two hours. Stop sooner if you are tired. Maintain Your Vehicle: Read your...