Safety tips for new drivers

If you just got your driver’s license this year, the best thing you can do is practice. Experience can really help make you safer on the road than you would be otherwise. That being said, thinking about safety tips in advance can help you learn from those who have been driving for decades. You don’t have to learn on the fly, and you become a much safer driver when you take a proactive approach. Let’s take a look at some key tips that you can put into action the next time you get on the road.  The top eight safety tips drivers should remember...

3 things you shouldn’t do when your car slides on icy roads

At some point, every driver of Western New York has probably encountered the terrifying experience of sliding on ice while driving. Getting into a car crash can be an unwelcome source of legal liability even if no one is hurt. Fortunately, there are a few key things you can do to regain control of your vehicle as quickly as possible once you feel yourself starting to spin out on the ice. Here are three things NOT to do when you notice your car start to slide: 1. Don’t slam on the brakes It can be difficult to resist the instinct to slam on...

Get ready for winter driving in New York with these safety tips

No one wants to end up in a car crash, so it makes sense to do all you can to avoid them. The tips in the following section can help you stay safe and avoid car and truck collisions in the winter. An easy way to avoid a crash is to stay off the roadways during winter storms unless driving is necessary. If you must drive, leave earlier than you would in more temperate weather. Maintain more distance between your car and other motor vehicles when the roads are wet, icy or snowy. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition for the winter and...

How defensive driving can keep you safer

When you hear the term defensive driving, what do you imagine? Defensive driving is a simple set of skills focused around the understanding that every driver out there makes mistakes, which means you need to be conscious of the potential dangers. You can use defensive driving to stay safer every time you get behind the wheel of your car.  If you want proof of the effectiveness of defensive driving, consider the fact that many insurance companies offer discounts if you take a recognized defensive driving course. They acknowledge that these...

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