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October 13, 2017 in Uncategorized
Pets aren’t just pets – they’re treasured friends and family members. As pet owners, we want to keep our buddies safe both at home and on the road. Whether they’re headed for fun times at the park or a trip to the vet, here are a few tips for safe…
In 2014, a 16 year old driving student in Ohio killed both himself and his teacher after running a stop sign. The student had rolled through the stop sign and was hit by an oncoming minivan. The minivan’s driver was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Two lives ruined and one severely altered and traumatized all during an otherwise routine Monday morning lesson.
In 2010, a peaceful Oxford town was woken up after a 16 year old flipped her instructor’s car upside-down on a residential street. Luckily no one was hurt, but the car was totaled due to her negligence.
While the above two examples both provide excellent deterrents against unsafe driving, in reality these deterrents are much harder to put into practice. In the first story, two lives were lost due to running a stop sign, and this is unfortunately a common occurrence. Drivers must be calmly alert at all times, and over time, a driver’s eyes must naturally look towards the stop sign area to know whether a sign is present or not. A student driver logically knows to look for applicable signs, but because of jitters and nerves during the lesson, they may forget to follow through. Nerves likely caused the second accident as well due to the fact that it started from a simple overreaction.
Students can avoid these disasters by calmly breathing during the lesson, keeping calm, and by not focusing on “passing” the lesson. There is nothing to pass in the lesson aside from learning the art of safe driving.
When you own vehicles and houses, accidents and breakdowns can sneak out of nowhere, catching one’s budget off guard. A.U.T.O. Collision and Synchrony Car Care™ are teaming up to help you when the unexpected happens. A.U.T.O. Collision is pleased to offer a program with Synchrony Bank to help customers finance their vehicle care when their […]
A host of car shows and cruise nights are on tap for October in and around Sandy, Utah. For a schedule of all the events, check out Utah Car Czar’s calendar. Here are a few highlights: Jordan Landing Cruise Night Car Show Check out classic and custom cars at this free cruise night. If you […]
Twice a year, the Car Care Council spotlights the importance of maintenance to the safety and dependability of vehicles. If owners don’t keep up with the basics of car maintenance, they risk costly breakdowns in potentially dangerous situations, injuries to yourself or others, towing fees and other unexpected costs down the road. This month, take […]