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Community Message: Driving Safety Tips

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Wednesday July 10, 2013, 4:21 PM

LAPD - Van Nuys

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Community: Driving Safety Tips
Hi Bel-Air Association,
6 Driving Safety Tips to Stay Protected on the Road

1. Stay focused on defensive driving

Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times.
Use defensive driving techniques and be aware of what others around you are doing and expect the unexpected.
Don’t use a cell phone or any other electronic device while driving.

2. Practice safe driving tips

Build time into your trip schedule to stop for food, rest breaks and phone calls or other business.
Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car in gear.

3. Prioritize car safety

Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion. Don’t attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor.
Have items needed within easy reach, such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes.

4. Make the time for driving safety

Pull over to eat or drink. It takes only a few minutes.
Practice defensive driving and give yourself time to react. Keep a 2 second cushion between you and the car in front of you − 4 seconds if the weather is bad.

5. Slow down

Don’t speed − it gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident.

6. Think safety

Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.
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