When you take your new Toyota in Orlando out on the road, anything can happen. You can be as responsible as it gets and follow all the rules, but the unexpected can happen at any time and you should never rely on other drivers to follow rules and respect the road like you do. This is where defensive driving comes into play – basically, it’s a method of driving where you expect the worst, prepare for anything, and thus proactively reduce your chances of getting into a collision in your new Toyota!
What is defensive driving?
How do you drive defensively in your new Orlando Toyota, though? We’ve broken it down for you – if you follow our tips, you’ll be a lot more prepared when the unexpected does happen. Let’s get started!
- PAY ATTENTION! This is rule number one – in order to have a quick reaction when you’re behind the wheel of your new Toyota in Orlando, you need to be paying attention to everything that’s going on around you. This means paying attention to road conditions, the weather, other drivers around you, pedestrians, and animals… as well as anything else that may cause a collision!
- You should do away with distractions when you take your new Toyota on the road. Put down your phone, put away your iPod, make sure the kids are occupied, and utilize the Bluetooth wireless technology you’ll find in so many of our new Toyota in Orlando to stream your music and phone calls (and don’t forget about the hands-free commands and buttons located on your steering wheel for extra convenience!)!
Drive defensively in your new Toyota in Orlando for added peace of mind!
- Be alert when you’re behind the wheel of your Orlando Toyota. This means a zero tolerance policy for alcohol – It dulls your senses and makes it more difficult for you to have a quick and responsive reaction. This also goes for sleepiness – if you’re drowsy, consider taking a nap before getting into the driver’s seat, as being over-tired can also slow your reaction time!
- Use the four-second rule. Watch the car in front of you pass a stationary point, like a street sign, and then start counting. How far did you get before you passed the same stationary point? If it’s less than four, you need to increase the distance between you and the car in front of you in order to avoid an accident!
- Never expect other drivers to follow the rules – we said it once and we’ll say it again. Drive with the expectation that you may have to react to avoid an accident, and always leave yourself an “out”. If the car in front of you slammed on its brakes, where would you go? Leave yourself space to get out of the way without swerving into another vehicle on the road!
We’ve got plenty of safe new Toyota in Orlando that can lend a little more to your drive time if you decide to implement defensive driving… come see what we have to offer! We’re just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall, and you can give us a shout to set up your appointment at (888) 725-3520. See you soon!
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