June is National Safety Month and the perfect time to raise awareness concerning critical safety issues. Safety considerations include medication safety, first aid, emergency preparedness, preventing falls, biking, working and driving safely, including keeping your car safe using the following tips.
Accidental injuries are a primary cause of disability for all ages, and they’re the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages 1 and 44. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stay safe and avoid injuries.
Car Seat Inspection
Have Car Seats Inspected Having your child’s car seat inspected is the most important step you can take to ensure their safety in the car. This one simple step, ensuring that the car seat is properly installed, could help save countless children. Follow this link to find a car seat inspection location near you. National Safety Month is the perfect time to get your car seat inspected.
It’s important for consumers to do their part and pay attention to recalls associated with their vehicles and having them addressed immediately. If you receive a recall notice, take it seriously. You’d be surprised by how many car owners don’t respond to critical (and free) safety fixes. According to a 2012 study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 21 to 25 percent of the issues related to recall notices between 2006 and 2010 weren’t repaired. Carfax, a company that monitors used vehicle histories, determined that over 36 million vehicles now on the road haven’t had recall work carried out.
Keep Your Maintenance Schedule
Keeping your car running well today by sticking to scheduled maintenance will help ensure safety and extend the life of the vehicle. Unfortunately, a surprising number of drivers tend to put off maintenance, even when it comes to keeping up with important basics like oil changes, etc. Bottom line, keeping to your maintenance schedule will help ensure that your vehicle continues running like a fine-tuned machine.
Make Necessary Repairs
Vehicles require a lot of attention and care. What a lot of us don’t fully grasp is that putting off maintenance and repairs is not only dangerous; it can end up costing a substantial amount of money down the road.
Drive Safely During National Safety Month and Beyond
Driving is an incredible responsibility and shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s something that the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) invests time and effort in communicating to young drivers when they’ve earned their driver’s license. While the MVD works to ensure their safety, experienced drivers don’t always follow their advice.
Even though the act of driving seems routine, it’s important that you stay focused and alert behind the wheel so that you’re prepared to act if things suddenly get complicated on the road. Every car is different and it’s important to be safe. If you’d like to learn about our personalized vehicle maintenance plans, click here. Be safe during National Safety Month and beyond!