My father taught me how to drive, coming from a South American Country, where family will always be your first and most important, driving education. I am following my dad’s footsteps and sharing what has been passed down through generations!
I still remember my dad waking me up at 6am and taking me to an empty parking lot to teach me about safety and how to drive!
I guess he did a good job! This year I’m celebrating 28 years with licenses in three countries and not one ticket!
I have started to discuss safety and driving at an early age with my son, hoping he will too, be on the right path to safe driving.
I strongly believe that having an open dialogue about driving and the responsibility involved in being behind the wheel, has created a strong impact in my son’s life and has laid a foundation to becoming a safe driver, when the time comes.
It makes me proud when he sees young kids speeding or driving around town with loud music and he calls our attention to how stupid that is!
We wanted to share the tips we gave and continue to give our son, to inspire you to start early on and do the same!
Because it’s never too early to start! Our tips:
- Adjust your seat.
- Make sure all the passengers are buckled up.
- Mirrors must be adjusted as well.
- Cell Phone put away, turned off preferably.
- Lower the music and focusing on driving and staying alert for any sirens, etc.
- Only having one or two passengers in the vehicle at a time. Many accidents are related to having too many friends in the car causing distractions.
It’s important to know that:
- Car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, with 2,614 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Many accidents could be prevented if people had a better understanding of how to address potential vehicle maintenance issues and how to react in certain driving situations.
- Michelin is launching a project to crowdsource the best advice for staying safe of the road. They are asking America to share tips based on what they’ve been taught and what they’ve learned over the years using the hash tag #SharingSafety.
- Because whether you’re a new driver or have been driving for decades, we all share the road.
More information: Here
That is why I am so excited be partnering with Michelin in their #SharingSafety Campaign, to raise awareness and to share that they are giving away a set of tires!! It’s easy to enter, please follow the giveaway rules below and RSVP for our the She Buys Cars #SharingSafety Twitter Party on Thurs., Oct. 22 at 9 pm EST and offer your best car safety tips. We’ll announce the winner of the $600 gift certificate for Michelin Tires at the end of the party.
For more clues on how to win, visit: Michelin
Can’t wait to hear your safety tips and good luck on winning the amazing Michelin set of tires!