We at USA Insurance Companies want to again share with you these safety tips while driving.
Never Drink and Drive
Everyone knows that they shouldn’t drive after drinking, but it’s worth repeating. At minimum, drinking impairs your judgement and slows your reaction time. At worst, it causes blurred vision and loss of consciousness.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the year 2012 31 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the United States involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Any driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher is considered to be alcohol-impaired in the eyes of the law and if you are caught, you may be arrested, forced to pay a fine, charged with a DUI and/or sentenced to jail time.
Being distracted while driving is a bad idea, as you can’t give your full attention to the road and your reaction time becomes slower as a result.
Using a cell phone especially texting while driving is becoming a major reason for many serious accidents.
Feeling sleepy behind the wheel is almost, if not just as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol, especially at night. In fact, according to a study by Virginia Tech, drowsy drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash.
Always wear a seat belt
wearing a seat belt while driving is essential — according to the NHTSA, wearing a seat belt can the reduce the risk of fatal injury to passengers aged 5 and above by 45%, and reduce the rate of moderate to serious injury by 50%
We at USA Insurance Companies hope this information and tips were helpful. In the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Pine belt area we are considered the low-cost auto insurance leader. If you need auto insurance or a shop a new company, please contact one of our 7 convenient locations. Please our website at www.usainsuarnceco.net to find a location near you. One of our friendly professionals will be glad to help.