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New York Auto Insurance: Auto Safety

New York Auto Insurance Auto SafetyNew York Auto Insurance: Auto Safety

For most individuals who do not have any experience driving in large metropolitan cities like New York, the first few times may seem exceedingly stressful. Maneuvering through a city where both motorists and pedestrians are aggressive is unlike the obstacles and challenges you have dealt with in a calm, rural town or suburb. It may be overwhelming and chaotic for those driving in cities where rush hour never seems to end. It is hard to believe that car accidents do not happen more frequently. However these regular urban city drivers have more experience of how to avert disasters. Driving around the city and familiarizing yourself with the roads, routes, and people’s driving skills will alleviate some redundant stress. Although every metropolitan may have different regulations and street names, challenges are similar and you will constantly need to exercise the following: expect the unexpected, be assertive but neither too aggressive nor too timid, and stay focus. If you are weary to drive in your new metropolitan city or need to brush up on some tips, here are a few tips on safe driving.

  • Be alert. Procure a 360 degree vision and exercise this at all times. Although this is necessary in every size city, this is extremely important in big cities due to traffic congestion and unwarranted obstacles. Set your mirrors so that you are able to have 180 degree coverage to your rear.
  • Do not get caught in an intersection. New York City has over 12,400 intersections with traffic lights, so exercise caution. Be aware of the car ahead of you and avoid running red lights. You will only be contributing to more congestion.
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws to avoid tickets and car accidents. In New York City right turns on red lights are not allowed and you will not only be issued a ticket, but you may possibly hit a pedestrian.
  • Taxi cabs and buses make unpredictable stops and swiftly swerve to the side to pick up people, so look ahead and be prepared to change your lane or slow down to let other drivers to merge onto your lane.
  • Crosswalks are prevalent in metropolitan cities to let large herds of pedestrians and cyclist to walk across different streets. The pedestrian always has the right of way even if they are jaywalking.

You and your vehicles deserve quality New York  Auto Insurance from a responsive, community-based agency that always goes beyond just the policy. We invite you to request a courtesy quote by calling (888) 639-4560, or if you prefer email us or return the form on this page.

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