7 practical tips to keep you from an accident

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7 Practical tips to help keep you from getting into an accident with your vehicle.

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  • This presentation is brought to you by A & J Collision Repair
  • Hi I am your professor for this presentation today. My name is Sparkle. I am going to guide you through some safety tips So, are you ready to get started. Lets get going we have a lot to go over
  • This is what we are going to go over today 7 Practical Tips to Keep You From Getting into a Car Accident
  • I know what you are thinking why am I, an auto body shop owner going over tips to keep you from getting in to an accident? Well, I will share it with you in a bit.
  • 1. Prepare yourself for the drive. You get all of your things that you will need for the drive that you will going on. I find that having them laid out prior to leaving helps me visualize what is needed and I do not forget anything. If you are going on long trips it is always helpful to have a map of the route that you will be traveling and also have an idea of any alternate routes along the way. Lastly it is always a good idea to pre pack your vehicle before leaving, this will allow you to organize everything. I case of an emergency you will have an idea where everything is at. Oh yeah, do not forget you sunglasses for them sunny days.
  • 2. Be familiar with the area that you are driving. With the invention of Google and Google Earth, this is very easy to do. Look around your destination area to help identify land marks and what the buildings look like. Follow the route that Google Maps lay out for you before you leave to have an idea what the roads and intersections look like.
  • 3. Blind spots, How to improve them in our vehicle Step 1: Start by setting your rear-view mirror as you normally would. Then, lean your head all the way to the left so it touches the driver's window. From that position, set your left side-view mirror so you can see the back corner of your car. Now lean the same distance the other way, and set your right side-view mirror the same way. Now, here's what happens. When a car comes up behind you, you should first see it in your rear-view mirror. But as it passes you (let's say on your left), you'll see it move to the left side of your rear-view mirror. And as its left headlight disappears from your rear-view mirror, it should instantly show up in your left side-view mirror. There should be no delay. It should slip from one to the other, so you can always see it.
  • Step 2 - Left-Side Mirror Alignment: Set your left-side mirror so that as soon as the passing car's left, front headlight disappears from your rear-view mirror, it appears in your left-side mirror. You might need to make some slight adjustments to your side-view mirrors to make everything line up perfectly. And pulling up next to a line of parked cars (to simulate another lane of traffic next to you) is a good way to do that. Step 3 - Right-Side Mirror Alignment: Then do the same thing on the right. Step 4: End result? No huge blind spots. Driving with the mirrors this way takes some getting used to. You have to learn to rely on your rear-view mirror first. And you'll have to get used to what your side- view mirrors are now looking at. But, the good news is that your blind spot should now be gone!
  • 4. Equipment and tires. This is an important safety factor about your car, your car can only perform great when you have working equipment on your vehicle. The items that you need to monitor are: Tires- make sure they have good tread on them and they are properly inflated. Wiper blades Make sure that they do not leave streaks on you windshield and do clean off the rain water You may not believe it but having a clean windshield makes all the difference in the world. It is amazing how dirty the inside of the windshield gets.
  • 5. Safe driving distance - The 2 second rule Use the time-lapse method to keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front: Pick a mark on the road or an object close to the left-hand side of the road, such as a power or light pole. When the rear of the vehicle ahead passes the object, count one thousand one, one thousand two (this takes about two seconds). If the front of your vehicle passes the object before you finish counting, you are too close, so drop back.
  • 6. Driving in inclimate weather When driving in weather that is not optimum it is always a good idea to slow down to a speed that you are comfortable with, not what the person behind you wants you to travel. Always move to the right and let other people pass you. Eliminate as many distractions as possible, this will help you focus on the road and the conditions that you are driving in.
  • 7. Texting and driving. When you are driving at 60 mph in your car, you are traveling at 88 feet per second. In 3.73 seconds you have just traveled one city block. It takes longer than 3.73 seconds to read a text.
  • This is a map shows state by state penalties for texting while driving
  • So, why am I, an auto body shop owner going over tips to help you to keep from an accident? Lastly, I do not want to ever see anyone hurt because of an accident Call us today at 501.327.1882 to assist you through the repair process to your damaged vehicle today! I want to make sure that you are safe while driving your car We see first hand at A & J Collision Repair what the out come of an accident is and the costs associated with it. It is just the cost of the repair but also the cost of the lost time you spend after the accident. We can help you with the claim process that involves your vehicle and the repairs to your vehicle. This will save you time. We are your insurance experts when it comes to you and your vehicles needs.
  • Check us out at the following sites www.ajcollisionrepair.com www.facebook.com/ajcollisionrepair www.twitter.com/ajcollision www.youtube.com/user/ajcollisionrepair www.whentheunexpectedhappens.net www.ajcollisionrepair.info Or do it the old fashion way, come visit us. 1215 Thomas G Wilson Conway, AR 72032 t. 501.327.1882 e. jody@ajcollisionrepair.com

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