This video goes right to the point of the danger.. Pass it on and it may save someone from hurting themselves, causing serious injury or worse.
Do U think you are good at texting while driving video
Thank you Chaney’s Used Cars for this article!
Here in Florida we prepare for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms but not snow or icy roads. But what if you were traveling or live up north, would you be prepared if you are caught in a blizzard or very cold temperatures in your vehicle? The possibility of sitting for hours in the cold until help arrived is not something I would want to be unprepared for.
Be prepared ahead of time with what type of emergency supplies you should carry with you.
Tool Kit – jumper cables, flares, screwdrivers, wrench set,
First Aid Kit that is kept up to date
Flashlight and Extra Batteries, Glow Sticks and Candles
Extra pair of gloves, scarf, hat, hand warmers and emergency blanket
Fluorescent safety vest – in case you need to be outside of your vehicle you will be noticed
Emergency Power Pack – Provides back up power for your cell phones, and hand held devices
Kitty Litter – mixes with the snow to form clay and provide more traction if you get stuck.
LED safety strobe light
Paper towels and yes even a roll of toilet paper
Protein Bars – make sure to replenish if not used and check expiration date
You can also buy winter weather (not an affiliate link) emergency kits online
Stay warm and safe on the road…
We wrote a previous article back in July that come October 1, 2013 texting and driving in Florida will be illegal. This means that you cannot manually text while driving, but the law does stipulate that you can text while stopped at traffic lights. This law is also considered a secondary offense which means that you would need to be pulled over for another offense to be ticketed.
This is how the seat belt law started and today it is a primary offense and if you are seen not wearing a seat belt you can be pulled over and given a ticket. So perhaps texting and driving may someday become a primary offense.
According to the National Safety Council
1,600,000 accidents per year are to blame for texting and driving
5 seconds is the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road while texing and driving. That equals driving the length of a football field driving at 55 mph
A person texting and driving is about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated
See all the statistic Here – very informative!
If you must answer a call, get a hands free phone. If you must text, pull over.
Stay safe on the road,
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