4 Resolutions for Driving in the New Year
Make 2019 the Safest Year
There are dramatically fewer car accidents now than there were 50-60 years ago. But there are still far more than necessary, and the vast majority of them can be prevented if we all just make a few commitments to drive safer.
Our goal is to be the best auto body repair shop in Billings. And that starts with making sure that you are safe on the roads. We offer driving tips so that you can stay safe and avoid needing our services. If we do repair your vehicle, we restore it to full factory safety standards so that when you’re back on the road, you’re as safe as possible.
Let’s get 2019 started off right. Let’s make these driving resolutions so we can remain safe on the roads.
Get Rid of the Distractions
Distracted driving claims thousands of lives every year. It is also the cause of nearly 400,000 injuries each year. While many of us think of distracted driving as using the phone behind the wheel, it can take on many other forms including:
- Fiddling with the Radio
Most of us have put down the phone and we aren’t about to pick it up while we are behind the wheel. But we also may not think twice about diving into that burger as we roll down the road. And often we don’t think of pulling over before quickly checking the map.
Let’s focus on driving and only on driving.
Get Rid of the Impairment
While distracted driving is a huge problem, drunk (or otherwise impaired driving) still claims many thousands of lives every year. Fewer people are driving impaired now than in the past, but that number should be cut down to zero.
Billings isn’t great on public transportation, but Lyft and Uber have been here for a couple of years. You can get home without risking another life. It’s not real expensive either.
Defensive driving is almost a lost art. Unfortunately, it’s the best way to prevent an accident. The premise is simple: drive as though other drivers aren’t paying attention.
Slow down and anticipate hazards. When you’re more alert, you are less likely to get into a crash.
Maintain a Clean Vehicle
A clean vehicle is a safe vehicle. Before you hop into your car that hasn’t been washed or vacuumed since 2017, make the commitment to bring it to the best place for auto detailing in Billings. We will ensure that the windows are spotless, and the interior is nice and clean so that you remain safe.
Come to Big Sky Collision Center if you need Repairs
Sometimes accidents do happen. You slide through an intersection, you’re rear ended, or some other accident occurs. When it does happen, bring your vehicle in to the best collision repair shop in Billings to have it fully restored to factory safety specifications.
Give us a call at 406-259-6328 when you’re ready to make an appointment to have your vehicle detailed.