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Traffic Safety
Guide

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Maintenance Preparation

Your vehicle's condition plays a big part in your ability to drive safely and avoid road hazards, so it is extremely important that you
properly maintain and care for your car, truck, or motorcycle. The other part of this equation, though, is your own preparations. Your
ability and readiness to drive can often make the difference between a safe journey and one that ends tragically.

 

Maintaining Your Vehicle

Inspect your vehicle thoroughly to determine its condition. If you don't have a lot of experience in this area, be sure to seek out a
professional opinion. Maintenance neglect is a threat not just to you, but to other vehicles on the road as well. This is even more
important in adverse weather conditions when questionable breaks and worn tread can lead to immediate collisions. Your regular
maintenance should include:
 


1.Check the tire pressure

2. Replace old windshield wipers

3. Change the oil

4. Check the breaks

5. Winterize or summarize the vehicle

6. Replace fuel filter

7. Replace worn hoses

8. Replace burned out lights

9. Restore hazy, yellowed headlights

10. Check the battery

 
This list will get you started. Remember that you don't have to do all these repairs yourself, but keep an eye on these elements
and when they need some work, make sure that it is done quickly and correctly.

Are You Prepared?

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you need to be prepared. You should be well rested and free of any substances that
can impair your abilities and judgment. Commit yourself to ignoring distractions and keeping your eyes on the road, hands on
the wheel, and thoughts on the trip.

You should also stock your vehicle with a range of equipment to deal with many different situations. Keep sunglasses in the car
to counter a glaring sun, a first aid kit for unforeseen accidents, and always make sure your cell phone has a full charge.

Double check your spare and make sure that you have the right tools to change a tire. Keep at least a half tank of gas in the
vehicle, too, so you never have to worry about running on empty in an
emergency.

By taking the time to prepare yourself and keep your vehicle in top condition, you will be able to drive more safely and avoid a
lot of the problems that afflict so many drivers.