Driving safety on Highway 27 is always important. Here are some more tips for staying safe while driving in Central Florida around large trucks and buses.
Highway 27 driving safety is more important than ever, especially since sharing the roads with large trucks and buses can be a little intimidating to those who are not used to it. Here are some tips from the team at Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT to help you practice driving safety on Highway 27, or any of the many busy roads while driving in Central Florida.
- It’s Not a Race
Getting stuck behind a large truck can be frustrating. They have restrictions and sometimes even special equipment that limit their speed. For this reason, they may not go as fast as you would like. Still, it’s better to take your time, then to rush to get past them and cause an accident.
- Don’t Forget Your Seatbelt
In the state of Florida, it’s the law to wear your seatbelt. Even if it wasn’t, it’s a good idea. Seatbelts save thousands of lives each year. If you are in an accident, having your seatbelt on will greatly decrease your risk for severe injury or death.
- A Major Hazard to Highway 27 Driving Safety is a Distracted Driver
We often hear about the dangers of texting and driving, but even looking down to operate the factory installed navigation system on your Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT vehicle can put you at risk. If you must operate your GPS, take a call, send a text, or anything else that distracts you from driving, take a couple minutes to pull off into a parking lot and do it there.
- Driving Tired is Bad Too
Some research has shown driving tired to be as dangerous as driving drunk. Be sure to be well rested before getting in the car. If you are on a long trip take frequent breaks, change drivers often, or just get off the road and take time to rest. Whatever it takes to stay awake and alert, do it.
- Don’t Drive Under the Influence
Speaking of driving drunk, that’s our final caution and plee: DON’T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. It’s a fact that alcohol slows your reaction times and impairs your judgement. You may have heard this one so many times that you are tired of hearing it. Still, it’s true. In fact, alcohol is not the only substance to be careful with. Many prescription meds can also leave you impaired and put you at risk.
Your Five Star team here at Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is committed to selling vehicles that are safe, reliable, and a pleasure to drive, even on the busiest of Central Florida highways! We hope you will take these tips to help keep you and your family safe as well. Should you have any questions, or if you’re in need of service to your vehicle to make sure it is in tip-top shape for the road, don’t hesitate to gives us a call at 888-654-5462 or visit our Service Department at our vehicle showroom near Poinciana.