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Safe Driving Tips to Help Avoid Collisions

Accidents happen, and sometimes they are completely unavoidable. However, there are many things that you can do as a driver to help reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision that leaves you in need of auto body repair. 

We’ve shared a few safe driving tips to help you avoid an unwanted trip to the auto body repair shop! 

Top Driving Safety Tips

First, let’s start with some top safety driving tips. These are things that you should do every time you are behind the wheel of your vehicle to reduce the risk of an accident. Most of them are common sense, and if you get into the habit of doing them they become second nature and help make you a safer driver! 

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In Case of Emergency: Create Your Essential Car Kit

If there is one thing we cannot control in life, it is the unexpected emergency! However, we can make sure we are fully prepared to handle whatever life throws at us. As a driver, emergencies can include extreme weather, a tire blowout, a breakdown, or maybe even an auto collision. These things happen to us all at some point, so it is wise to have an emergency roadside kit in your car to cover all of these eventualities and more!

 Why Do I Need an Emergency Kit?

Before we delve into what to put in an emergency kit, let’s talk about why it is important to have one! If you are out driving and for example, you are involved in an auto collision it is essential that you get assistance as quickly as possible. If it happens in...

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Steering Clear of Loose Rock Chips

One of the biggest causes of auto glass damage – and to some extent paintwork damage too – is loose rocks on the road. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced driver or a newbie behind the wheel, tires and loose chips of rock don’t mix, and you are likely to scatter some chips at some point while driving. 

However, there are a few steps you can take to avoid unnecessary auto glass damage for yourself and other road users.

Watch Your Speed

Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to avoiding throwing up rock chips and other debris is the role speed plays. It all comes down to physics – the faster your tires turn, the more force they exert on the road...

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What to Do After a Collision

Statistically, nearly everyone will be involved in some form of collision in their lifetime. Thankfully, most accidents that occur are minor and involve minimal injuries and auto body repair. Getting into a vehicle accident can be an overwhelming experience. However, having vehicle insurance in place, protect you from repair expenses to your vehicle and may cover you in case of injury.

If you get into a vehicle collision, there are a few things that can be done post-collision to ensure your safety and minimize stress during the insurance claim process and to ensure a seamless collision repair experience.

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Top Tips for Driving at Dusk

The Challenges of Driving During The Day or Night During the day, we might be blinded by the sun During the night, we might not see very well even if our vehicle's headlights are illuminating the path

 

The Challenges of Driving At Dusk

One time of day we don't think about is dusk. Unfortunately, dusk is a very difficult time to drive. Here are five top tips to drive at dusk:

1. Be aware of the quickly changing light conditions. One moment might be extremely sunny so we are forced to wear sunglasses, but within moments, the sun can darken and our sunglasses end up doing more harm than good. If we don't have sunglasses, be aware that the rapidly changing light conditions can be very difficult on...

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Unsafe Driving Excuses (and how to avoid making them)

Excuses That Have Stood The Test of Time!

As a child, were you ever caught doing something you know you shouldn't have been doing? In a desperate "last ditch effort" to get out of trouble, we fire up the same old lame excuses that have stood the test of time:

"I didn't know it... it was my sister!" "The dog ate my homework" "I'll do it tomorrow" Etc.

Popular Excuses People Use When Driving Unsafely

Unfortunately, we never outgrow the need to rely on excuses, and sometimes we feel forced to rely on grown-up versions of those excuses when we drive unsafely.

• "I didn't wear my seat belt because it was just a quick trip down the street". This can be easily avoided by...

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Top Reasons to be a Safer Driver

Everyone Can Agree That Safe Drivers Have Fewer Collisions

The problem is, we don't always remember to be safe when we are behind the wheel. Part of our human nature and trying to live in our busy and stressful culture means that we are rushing everywhere we go and we sometimes take risks that might not normally be taken.

There Is A Disconnect Between What We Say and What We Do

Not because we are necessarily hypocritical by nature, but when we are behind the wheel, we might be in a hurry and therefore have an "incentive" to rush and make riskier driving decisions.

One of the ways that you can be a safer driver, is to provide an incentive to be a safer driver. This needs to be greater than the...

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Avoiding Collisions by Playing the Numbers

The Best Ways To Avoid A Collision

Collisions are costly and can be avoided sometimes. One of the best ways to avoid a collision is to know what the most common reasons for a collision are and then drive in a way to eliminate or minimize those risks.

What Are The Top Causes of Vehicle Collisions? 

We found the following article outlining 25 of the top causes:

http://seriousaccidents.com/legal-advice/top-causes-of-car-accidents/

If you want to drive safer and avoid more collisions, read this list and adjust your driving to reduce the risks around each of these accidents. Let's take the top five reasons and think about...

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The Four Personalities You Meet on the Road

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

When driving, it's so easy to forget about the other drivers out there and just to focus on what our vehicle is doing and where we need to go. We share the road with many other people who are all hurtling down the asphalt in glass-and-steel contraptions at dangerously high speeds.

If you want to be a safer driver, be aware of the four kinds of personalities on the road

Chances are, you'll recognize yourself as one of these personalities and -- more importantly -- you'll spot these personalities among other drivers. Knowing how you and everyone else reacts can help you predict and avoid collisions.

The timid driver

The timid driver is the one who drives slower than the speed limit and sometimes brakes...

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Preparing for Winter Driving

Driving in Canada Means That We Are Sometimes Driving In The Worst Conditions Imaginable...

During the winter, Mother Nature throws a variety of collision-causing conditions at us -- icy roads, piles of vision-impairing snow banks, and whiteouts. With winter on its way, it's a good time to pause and remind ourselves how to drive in these conditions rather than wait for that first snowfall and crunch of a collision to jog our memory!

Be Prepared! Pack the appropriate gear in your vehicle (like survival gear for longer trips and salt or sand plus a shovel for in the city). If you never need it, great. But the one time you do need it will make it worthwhile. Winter driving requires extra...
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