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A Practical Guide to New York Driving

A Practical Guide to New York DrivingA Practical Guide to New York Driving

Car accidents are one of the leading cause of death in the New York.  Take a moment to read, A Practical Guide to New York driving. These safety tips by the American Medical Association to help keep you and other drivers safe on the road.

Drive with care. Plan your trips ahead of time when possible. Try to avoid heavy traffic and decide what time to leave, and what roads to take. Always wear your safety belt and drive at the speed limit.

Take care of your car. Make sure you always have plenty of gas in your car, and make sure you tune it up regularly. Keep your windshields and mirrors clean and replace your windshield wiper blades when they become worn out.

Know where you can find a ride. There may be a time where you don’t have access to a vehicle. Have some alternatives planned so you don’t find yourself stranded. Your alternative transportation plan could include rides from friends and family, taxis, bus or train, or a shuttle.

Take a driver safety class. The best way to avoid driving hazards is preparation. Driving safety classes can teach you skills to use when you are on the road to make sure you and your passengers arrive safely at your destination.

Drive distraction free. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drivers are distracted by secondary activities 30% of the time while driving. These distractions can include everything from eating, smoking, talking, drinking, or fiddling with electronics in the car. The NHTSA estimates that 80 percent of crashes involve some form of driver distraction that reduces driver safety. Being aware of these distractions, and avoiding them while on the road can help diminish your risk.

No matter your New York driving experience, you and your vehicles deserve quality New York Auto Insurance coverage 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.

A.J. Benet has been serving residents in the New York and surrounding area since 1964.

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