The youngsters are again at school, staff are returning to the office, the vacation season is sort of right here. As our busy lives get even busier, so do the roads.
Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison teamed up with USAA on a Secure Driving Marketing campaign to assist promote the significance of utilizing protected driving practices when out on the roads. His first order of enterprise was sharing along with his 1.4 million Instagram followers some key tips to being a safe driver:
- Buckle your seat belt
- Alter your mirrors
- Mount your telephone & use voice-activated options
Harrison says it’s essential to even be on the protection once you’re behind the wheel — which, after all, comes naturally to the previous linebacker.
“My model is apparent — I’m a defensive driver,” Harrison stated. “I’ve to pay attention to what’s happening round me so I can anticipate what different drivers would possibly accomplish that that I can regulate to issues they could do as a way to preserve me protected and preserve them protected.
There are a number of ‘Debbies’ and ‘Dans’ driving on the market, placing on their make-up or on their telephone on the identical time they’re placing on the blinker or driving down the freeway at 50, 60 miles an hour.”
Assist deter the urge to be a Debbie or a Dan by mounting your telephone and utilizing voice-activated, hands-free options, which Harrison stated is likely one of the key issues drivers can do to observe protected driving.
“The very first thing it’s essential to do once you get within the automotive is latch the seat belt,” Harrison defined. “Alter your mirrors, get your telephone into one thing hands-free. It’s about protected driving.”
Harrison just lately had somewhat enjoyable with somebody he observed was not-so-safe-driving.
“I noticed any individual taking selfies whereas driving earlier than. After they acquired to the sunshine to cease, I rolled my window down, put my telephone up, seemed useless at them and began doing the kissy-face selfies. They stopped doing it after that.”
Whilst you’re on the street, irrespective of the place you’re headed, hearken to James Harrison: Pay shut consideration to the roads and interact in protected driving.
For extra sensible protected driving suggestions, go to USAA.com.