Next week is the 4th of July! If you are going to be driving on Independence Day it’s important that you are more alert than normal because of the number of people on the road. Our teams at Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont are going to go over some driving safety tips that will enhance your defensive driving techniques when you’re behind the wheel.
Driving safety for holidays
- Don’t rush
When you’re driving your Orlando Toyota on Independence Day the roads are sure to be congested. Don’t try to rush to your holiday event and risk injuring yourself. Just take a deep breath, relax and put your driving safety first. And remember to take your valuable or problematic items out of your car, just like our Toyota service experts recommend on our hot car safety page.
- Bring a GPS with you
Having Toyota Scout Navigation, Toyota Entune Navigation or another GPS system with you is a good driving safety tip to follow. There is a high chance that you’ll run into a traffic jam or a closed road with all the holiday traffic. Having a GPS on you will help you find an alternative route that will help you avoid these hazardous areas and keep you and your Orlando Toyota on schedule.
- Keep an eye out for drunk drivers
Driving safety in Orlando starts by staying alert behind the wheel. Independence Day is a big drinking day like most holidays. That’s why it’s important that you keep an eye out for people who are driving under the influence. If you see a driver swerving or just driving their vehicle erratically, avoid them at all cost. Drunk drivers can easily harm you and total your vehicle. Make sure to be responsible and don’t let anyone you know drink and drive, including yourself!
- Don’t let the fireworks distract you
Fireworks are loud and bright, so they can easily distract you while you’re driving at night. It’s hard enough to view the road at nighttime without random flashes of light distorting your vision. That’s why you need to give the road your full, undivided attention when you’re behind the wheel. Put your driving safety first! This will keep you safe and your Toyota out of one of our Orlando dealership’s service centers.
- Keep your phone in your pocket
You should never text and drive, but it’s even more curtail when you’re driving on overflowing roads. There is no reason to text your friends or check your Facebook posts. You can wait and talk to your friends and family when you arrive at your destination. They wouldn’t want you to put your life in danger for a conversation that could have been had at a later time.
Service your vehicle in Orlando
Before the 4th of July make sure that you take your vehicle into one of our Toyota dealership’s service centers for a checkup. You don’t want to run into an unexpected problem when you’re on route to your cookout!
Make sure to follow our Orlando dealerships’ driving safety tips on Independence Day. Everyone at our Toyota dealerships hopes you have a fun and safe 4th of July!