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Holiday Driving Safety Tips

December 26, 2017

By Benefits Team

Keep your family and yourself safe during the holidays and welcome the 2018 New Year.  Here are a few tips:

  • Drunk Driving

    Did you know if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC’s) of .08 or higher is considered drunk driving?  Designate a sober driver ahead of time or call Uber/Lyft.  Take turns as a designated driver with your family and friends.  If you are hosting a party and see someone is drunk, help them get a safe ride home.

  • Distracted Driving

    Your iPhone, texting, eating, etc. are all distractions.  Put away your iPhone or pull over to take the call or text.  Even if you are using a hands free device, you may still be distracted by the conversation.  Children can also be a distraction.  Set rules for car etiquette and provide games.

  • Seat Belts

    Remember to wear your seat belt and make sure your passengers wear their seat belts.  Seat belts can reduce your injuries in a car accident.

  • Drugged Driving

    If you drink, remember your medications can cause drowsiness and may interact with alcohol.  Read your medication labels.

  • Speeding

    During the holidays there seems to be more traffic so leave extra time to get to your destination.  By speeding, you may cause an accident and/or lose control of the car.  Remember to leave distance between your car for any sudden stops.

  • Drowsy Driving

    Peak sleepiness periods are between midnight to 6 a.m. and late afternoon.  If you feel drowsy; drink coffee, pull over to a safe spot and take a 20 minutes nap.  Get enough sleep the night before.

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