To remain secure from these statistics, John Kennedy, govt director of the Driver and Roadway Security Division of the Nationwide Security Council, affords the following pointers.
• All the time put on your security belt and have youngsters in correctly put in automotive seats.
• Keep sober or designate a driver.
• Hold your eyes on the highway. Let passengers benefit from the surroundings and chat on the telephone.
• Keep a secure following distance from the automotive in entrance of you.
• Plan your route forward of time.
• Give your automotive a winter once-over: Test ignition, brakes, hoses, fan belts, spark plugs, tire air, headlights, battery, and wipers. Carry a shovel, jumper cables, instrument package, and a bag of salt or cat litter for traction.
• Do not drive early on Saturday morning. “It is a very hazardous time. Lots of people are driving beneath the affect or drowsy,” warns Kennedy. And in the event you can keep in or use public transportation on New 12 months’s Eve, do it.