Since I was up most of last night haunted by images of what I experienced yesterday I figured it might be therapeutic to get my story down on virtual 'paper'. And my story is definitely relevant to this site since it may convince you to be safer on the roads and avoid speeding the next time you find a great car rental deal and cruise the streets.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and traffic citations on the road today. Whether it be talking on your cell phone, texting, or answering emails, each of these actions takes your eyes off the road and puts you, your vehicle, and other drivers in danger. Luckily, there are several mobile applications to help curb distracted drivers.
Nobody wants to be pulled over by a police officer. Even more, no one enjoys receiving a traffic ticket, especially if you are on a car rental vacation. Whether you're driving on a highway, down a rural road, or on busy city streets, it's important to remember the police are there for your protection, and for the protection of others on the road. So don't be foolish – drive smart!
Remove your blindfold before driving, no driving on the roads, and no horn honking where sandwiches are present. They might seem ludicrous, but across North America, there are some unusual road rules that could land you a ticket if you don't obey them.
When you need to stop in a hurry, ABS brakes are one of the automotive industries best innovations. ABS, also known as an anti-lock braking system, helps your vehicle avoid skidding when you apply the brakes. By avoiding the lock of your wheels, and allowing your wheels to maintain interactive traction with the road, ABS brakes are known to improve control while stopping.
No driver ever wants to be in an accident. Although most car or SUV accidents are minor fender benders, rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous. So how can you prevent a rollover accident, and what causes rollovers?
The last thing you ever want to think about is a car accident. In fact, most people ignore the safety features of rental cars. That is, until you're in an accident; then it's those very safety features that will save your life.
For the majority of the year, motorists share the road with those big yellow buses. And, while they may slow down traffic, and seem like a nuisance, it's important to remember that they're carrying precious cargo. There are many safety tips and reminders car rental customers should follow when they encounter a school bus on the road.
Do you want to know the most important rule for driving in tunnels? Simply follow the normal rules of the road. Many locations across North America are filled with short and long tunnels that pass through mountains and under rivers. Although tunnels can be stressful for a first time car rental customer, they don’t need to be.
Parallel parking is often one of the most difficult driving skills to master. It takes time, patience, and confidence. Unfortunately, when driving a car rental vehicle in a busy city like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto, parallel parking may be your only option, especially when frequenting a busy downtown area.