Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips
BRIGHTON, Mich.- Who's excited to celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend? We sure are! But whether you're spending the weekend on the lake or headed up north, we want you to have a safe, accident-free weekend, which is why we want to share with you these Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips!

The National Safety Council estimates that hundreds of traffic fatalities and thousands of injuries will occur from motor vehicle collisions over the holiday weekend. The Memorial Day holiday weekend has also averaged 11.5% more traffic fatalities than similar non-holiday periods, partially due to increased traffic. Which is why it's important to draw attention to safe driving practices before we all hit the road this weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips
-Avoid all cell phone use when you're behind the wheel.
-Make sure all passengers are buckled up every time you get in the car.
-Make sure children are in age-appropriate safety seats.
-All Children under 12 years old should always sit in the back seat.
-Allow extra travel time to accomodate traffic and avoid the need to rush or speed.
-Drive defensively and exercise caution, especially during poor weather conditions.
-Get enough rest and avoid driving while drowsy.
-Arrange a designated driver. Even moderate consumption of alcohol can impair your reaction time and driving judgement.

Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! Keep these holiday weekend safe driving tips in mind when you hit the road since there will be more cars out on the road. If you need a reliable vehicle to get you to your Memorial Day celebration, check out our New Ford Cars. We also have a huge inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Cars For Sale at our Used Car DealershipBrighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives for customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit BrightonFord.com or give us a call at (800) 836-8206.

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  1. Every day at least one person faces accidents or lose their lives due to the negligence of adhering road rules. Following and obeying road rules is really important to save your and passenger lives.

  2. Great tips. I agreed with Janet as these days the number of road accidents is increasing at a rapid rate. For driving safely people should know about the road rules and regulations. With these tips they should also know how to drive in road traffic area because on weekends mostly people prefers to go out with their families that generates huge traffic on the roads. So, proper driving lessons are also important to make your driving safe.