Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Safe Driving Tips

Memorial Day Safe Driving Tips
WESTLAND, Mich.- Memorial Day weekend, coined as the unofficial start of summer, has become a popular holiday for a weekend getaway or local celebration. Some of you may be headed to the lake up north, and some may be headed down the street to a BBQ. Whether you're traveling 3 hours or 3 minutes, we want you to have a safe, accident-free weekend.

According to the National Safety Council, the holiday weekend will bring hundreds of traffic fatalities and thousands of injuries from motor vehicle collisions. The increased traffic has also caused the Memorial Day holiday weekend average 11.5% more traffic fatalities than similar non-holiday periods. So keep these simple Memorial Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips in mind when you hit the road!

Memorial Day Safe Driving Tips
-Refrain from all cell phone use while behind the wheel.
-Buckle up every time you get in the car, even if you're in the back seat, and make sure passengers buckle up too.
-Seat children in age-appropriate safety seats, and make sure children under 12 years old are always seated in the back seat.
-Consider traffic and plan for extra travel time to avoid the temptation to speed.
-Be cautiously aware of other drivers and drive defensively, especially during poor weather conditions.
-Make sure you're rested before you hit the road so you don't drive while you're drowsy.
-Always have a designated driver. Even moderate consumption of alcohol can impair your reaction time and driving judgement.

North Brothers Ford wishes you a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend! Just keep our holiday weekend driving tips in mind to stay safe on the busy roads! If you're looking for a new vehicle to take on your weekend getaway, check out our Dearborn Heights Area New Ford Cars, or stop by our Used Car DealershipNorth Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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