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Safe Driving Resolutions for 2019

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Each year, many of us make resolutions that we hope will turn us into better people. Unfortunately, most of us give up on the goals quickly. If you want to have better success this year, consider these safe driving resolutions. They are things that you can work on almost every day, which will help quickly turn them into safe driving habits.

Distracted Driving

If your phone is in your hand at any point while you are driving, you are distracted. Make a commitment for 2019 to put your phone away. If you have a particularly bad habit of checking your phone, consider putting it in the glove box where you won’t be able to see it, hear it, or reach it.


Even if you are a good driver, that won’t make up for you ignoring your car’s maintenance. Look in your owner’s manual to find a recommended service schedule. If you have fallen behind on that list, make 2019 your year to get back on track.

Turn Signals

One simple way to become a better driver is to use your turn signals every time you turn, change lanes, or merge into traffic. With a simple click of that signal, you let the drivers around you know what you are planning to do next. This can save you from some nasty looks and unwanted honking.

Stop by Ron Smith Buick GMC if you’d like to hear more ways to stay safe on the road!