Safe driving is something that is important to all of us. Each and every time you get in a vehicle you should make sure you and your loved ones are as safe as possible.
This goes for driving a truck as well. We've partnered with Patterson of Bowie to bring you these tips that will help keep you focused on safe driving in a truck.
Watch the Weather
How a truck will handle can depend on the weather. If you're not an experienced driver, don't choose to get your experience during a snowstorm (or even a rain storm!). Although I can drive my husband's truck, I'm not too comfortable doing so. So unless the skies are sunny, he's driving! Also bring along tire chains if it's winter as it's not always clear what the weather is going to do (depending on where you live, of course.)
Making sure you get enough sleep and are ready for driving is something we take for granted sometimes. Especially if you're going on a long trip. Being tired is dangerous, not only to you but to everyone else on the road. If you find yourself half way to somewhere and you can't keep your eyes open, please pull over and rest, even if it's on the side of the road. Better to get somewhere late than not at all.
No cell phones (which are now illegal to use while driving in some states), messing with the radio, etc. If your truck is new and you want to check out the features, please pull over to the side of the road.
Even when driving close to home, always buckle up. Believe it or not, most car accidents take place within 25 miles of your house. Quick trip or not, safe driving is the most important thing.
Making sure you're taking your truck in for regular maintenance is important for safe driving also. Having problems on the road can lead to traffic accidents as well as other possible accidents, not to mention the inconvenience of being broke down and possibly stranded somewhere.
We hope these 5 Tips for Save Driving in a Truck give you something to think about the next time you're ready to head out on a trip.