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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.
May is no stranger to outdoor family fun in around Sandy, Utah! Check out one of these local auto shows near you. Remember When UNITY Rat Fink May 3, 4pm – 7pm (MDT) Bedrosian’s Tile & Stone 3280 S. 900 W. Salt Lake City, UT Dash plaques for the first 100 cars! Enjoy live performance […]
YES, getting tire rotations will help extend the life of your tires and improve the overall performance of your vehicle! Why Are Tire Rotations So Important? Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires from one position to another, to assist in even tire wear. If you have front wheel drive, the […]
Statistically, teens are at a greater risk to be involved in an auto accident. This makes sense because although their senses are the sharpest, they are the least experienced on the road. Not only are teens the least experienced, they are also more likely to be distracted by cell phones, or friends in the car […]