Back to school means back to driving basics. Weekdays can be hectic with many people rushing off to work and school, all trying to beat the clock. Remember to share the road with buses and bicyclists, and to keep an eye out for pedestrians. Here are a few additional safety tips to keep in mind this school season.
The easiest precaution to take is wearing your seatbelt. Avoid tickets and serious injuries with just one click.
Distracted driving is very common and can result in a totaled car or serious injury. Practive safe driving habits by using hands-free devices, waiting until parked to send a text, and reducing noise inside your vehicle.
Plan your trip
Always budget extra time to arrive at your destination. Avoid being late and driving over the speed limit by giving yourself a little wiggle room.
Keep some distance
Always keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. You never know when an accident will happen, or if a child or animal will run out into the road. In the event of a sudden stop, you’ll need time and space to avoid an impact.
Hudson Valley Credit Union Insurance Services
provides online and in person defensive driving classes
. For a complimentary insurance review, call 845.463.5646. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 am – 8 pm ET.