MVA Support & Recovery has some important New Year’s Resolutions to help keep you safe on Ontario roadways in 2018!
Never drink and drive
You can keep yourself and others on the road safe by always designating a sober driver when going out drinking or use ride share services like Uber or public transportation. Better yet, this year make it part of your resolutions to be the designated driver. Your friends will thank you for it!
Do not use your cell phone while driving
There are so many ways that we can be distracted while driving but using your cellphone has the highest rate of distraction. This New Year’s Resolution should be to only use your cell phone when you are safely off the road. Eyes ahead!
Buckling up every time you get in the car will help protect you should you get into an accident. If you do not wear your seatbelt, this can be one of the easiest & important New Year’s Resolutions you will ever make!
Respect Bicyclists on the road
There are a significant number of people that bike to work and for recreation in our cities. It only makes sense that this should be part of your New Year’s resolution.
Keep your tires in good condition
In Ontario we can experience any number of road conditions throughout the year. Keeping your tires in good condition means you will be able to stop faster and will have more traction when nasty weather arrives. Make sure that your tires have at least 1/8 inch of tread that will help you through heavy snow storms.
Making a New Year’s resolution is a useful exercise. With the proper planning and attitude, it is an effective way to make a change in your life and to other motorists on the road.
Submitted by Dawne McKay, MVA Support & Recovery
The advice and information contained in this article are for educational and support purposes only.
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