Safe Summer Driving Tips (Alberta and British Columbia)

Please be safe driving this summer. We decided to share the most important summer driving tips as recommend by the RCMP.
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Tip1 – Impaired Driving
Impaired driving is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Approximately 1 in three collisions involve alcohol, and 1 in ten drivers after 10 P.M. have consumed alcohol. Just don’t do it!

Tip2 – Fatigue
Canadians often travel tremendous distances for business or pleasure. Fatigue is a form of impairment, so don’t give in to the temptation to push on. Stop and get some rest!

Tip3 – Mechanical Fitness
It is a good idea to check your vehicle’s fluid levels, tire inflation, and lights when you stop at a service station for gas. A few minutes of checking can save you hours of costly repairs down the road!

Tip4 – Drive Defensively and Avoid Aggressive Driving
Keep a safe braking distance from the vehicle ahead of you and take extreme care when backing up or turning. Avoid undue risk or endanger other drivers by not tailgating, closing gaps to prevent merging, driving erratically, speeding, changing lanes in an unsafe manner, and yelling or gesturing at others.

Source: RCMP British Columbia

http://bc.cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=87&languageId=1&contentId=15166

       
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