Want Safer Driving?
Want Safer Driving? The Change Begins with You
With millions of cars on our roadways at any given time and some of the reckless drivers we encounter on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that U.S. roads are dangerous. According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, 96 people died each day, and 6,700 were injured in car accidents.
No driver wants to become another statistic, but how do you reduce roadway fatalities and successfully achieve safer driving? The change begins with each driver on the road.
Breaking Bad Habits
Even if you have a perfect driving record and consider yourself to be a safe and responsible driver, there are probably a few changes you can make in the way you drive. Think about your typical commute. Do you encounter a lot of stop and go traffic? What do you do during that time?
If you eat breakfast, check your email, or even apply makeup as your car is idling in gridlock, you are driving distracted. Distracted driving is a major factor in many car accidents, but many drivers assume distracted driving only means texting and driving.
Some other bad driving habits to break include driving aggressively and failing to use proper signals or follow the speed limit.
Make Changes for Good
Bad habits can be hard to break so give yourself a little time to adapt and start small. If you look at your phone when you’re behind the wheel, put it out of reach. If you have a short temper behind the wheel or if driving makes you anxious, try some of these calming tips while driving.
Any changes you make for the good can become permanent over time and will make you a safer, more focused driver. If you are a parent of teen drivers, it’s even more important for you to model safe driving behavior as they are likely to make safer choices.
Become an Advocate for Safer Roads
While the small changes you make in the way you drive can make a difference, particularly in your community, it may not feel like enough of a noticeable change. Many of the U.S. roadways are in poor condition and can lead to damage to cars and be responsible for accidents.
The biggest obstacle that prevents road repairs and expansion from happening is a limited budget. Consider writing to your state legislators and voice your concern about the road conditions in your community and state.
If you notice a section of road that needs improvement, contact your Department of Transportation. While they may be aware of the problem, you may very well be alerting them to an issue.
Another way to become an advocate for safer roads is to consider taking a pledge with The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). NCSR helps to save lives and protect communities by stressing the importance of red-light, speed, and school bus stop arm safety cameras. Look for other organizations who advocate and educate about safe driving; consider joining the group.
TagsAll blog car appraisal cars tires Auto insurance Safer driving Divorce appraisals Car consultant Diminished Value VIN Vehicle Identification Number Collector Cars Appraisal Clause Pre purchase inspections Vehicle Inspections Charitable Donation Total loss Prior to loss Totaled car Wrecked car Modified vehicle Extended warranty Probate Estate settlement Boat appraisals Financing Stolen vehicle Auto theft Hyundai Restomod Amelia Island Auction Nissan Cadillac Auto accident Collector car math Porsche Stolen car Ferrari Agreed value insurance RM Sotheby Monterey Ford Thunderbird Pebble Beach McLaren Mercedes Austin Car Jokes Hurricane Dorian Flood Austin Healey BringATrailer Buick Audi R8 Motorcycle appraisal Lamborghini Most Expensive Car in the World Fair Market Value Datzun 240Z Barn find Ford Bronco South Florida Bullitt Mustang 1937 Cord Bugatti Chevy Tahoe Jaguar Rebuilt title car appraisal near me Boat appraisal Fair market value appraisal Triumph TR6 Auto Appraisal Tesla Florida Recreational vehicle Miura Pinto Veyron Yugo Trabant Koenigsegg collector motorcyle Bankruptcy Rolls Royce Charity Donations Polaris Slingshot Auto loan Merry Christmas Antiquecar Classiccar fordmustangfastback motorcargallery Alfa Romeo Chevrolet Tri-Five Race car Teen driving Excalibur Phaeton Fire total loss insurance settlements Ford Pinto Chevrolet Vega AMC Gremlin JDM Japanes Domestic Market Kuruma Imports Branded title Salvage title Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat NSX Ford Mustang Shelby Hurricane Ian Flood total loss Emission standards Citroen Peugeot Renault French cars Texas Ireland Joke Registration Dirtlegal Land-Rover Defender AMC Pacer southfloridacarappraisers BMW Depreciation Auto inpector car inspector Replica Tribute Clone Recreation Kit car Ford performance Prostate cancer Alvis Mens health Movember AACA Classic car financing 1959 Ford Fairlane insurance claim insurance settlement Insurance Adjuster Custom car appraisals
If you're dealing with a wrecked or totaled vehicle, knowing the difference between these two professionals is going to be beneficial for your bottom line.
A pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is a thorough inspection of a vehicle conducted by a professional certified appraiser or technician before a potential buyer makes a purchase. The purpose of a PPI is to assess the vehicle's condition, identify any existing or potential issues, and provide the buyer with a report detailing the findings. To discuss/schedule your PPI, call/text 786-853-0711
What exactly is a classic car, anyway? Age is an important part of a classic car’s identity. So in order for a vehicle to fit this definition, it needs to meet a certain age requirement. Different organizations have different ideas about what exactly makes a car a classic.
Greetings all! We probably all know someone who has been or who is currently impacted by Prostate Cancer. That's why once again this year I am participating in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive. Click on the link below and you will be directed to my donation page. https://www.gentlemansdrive.com/driver/JohnLayzell4955
The 2025 Ford Mustang GTD is the most audacious and advanced Mustang ever, a limited-edition, street legal performance car designed in parallel with Mustang GT3 race car and ready to take on the world’s best performance cars.
OK, so it's not original, but what is it, a replica, a tribute, a clone, a recreation or or a kit car? The terms can be confusing, and although sometimes interchangable, there is a difference.
Call/text us for information on a pre-purchase car inspection in South Florida. We have three different options to suit your budget. Our expert car inspector will call the seller to schedule an appointment to inspect the vehicle. The auto inspector will go directly to the vehicle to conduct the inspection. You will receive your completed report by the end of the following business day. Need a car inspector? Call/text 786-853-0711
Diminished value and depreciation are two separate and distinct issues. Diminished value is the difference between your vehicle’s market value before an accident and its value after an accident, once repaired. Depreciation is your vehicle’s loss in value over time, which is caused by normal wear and tear. Your car’s depreciation is determined based on its mileage, age, make, model, and general condition.
For cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorhomes, RVs, boats and light aircraft appraisals, from Key West to Port Canaveral, South Florida Car Appraisers has you covered.
This 15 year old BMW 650 was in an accident caused by another, resulting in over $10k in damage repairs. Following a Diminished Value appraisal, the owner is now making a $5,000 claim against the insurance company of the at-fault driver.