Keep Your Distance On & Off the Road
The pandemic has introduced a “new normal”; A concept fueled with platitudes such as “do your part” and “flatten the curve.” At 411Pain, we stress the importance of defensive driving and we know how frustrating it can be when you do your part on the road, but others do not. This lack of due care from others can put you in harm’s way, and can potentially cause an accident. Similar to how we respond to the pandemic, driving requires more than just one person “doing their part.”
411Pain promotes the conscious effort of social distancing and doing your part to flatten the curve as the pandemic requires all members of society to be cautious of themselves and others to avoid sickness from COVID-19. In the same vein, at 411Pain, we want you to know how to be a defensive driver, and be aware of your surroundings while on the road.
The mentality of doing your part in regards to the pandemic can be applied to driving. Keep a safe distance when on the road to prevent accidents, and of course, use the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. On the road, you expect to be treated with due care from others in order to avoid accidents.
Here are a few defensive driving tips to keep in mind:
- Deep breaths to avoid road rage
- Keep an eye out for cars in your blind spots
- Use blinkers to alert other drivers of a lane switch
- Keep a safe distance between cars
If an accident is to happen during this crisis, 411Pain is available 24/7. When it comes to exchanging information with another party, keep (at least) a six-foot distance and wear your mask. Report the accident to the police and wait for them to arrive. Again, explain your side of the accident to the police from a safe distance.
We all play a part in safe driving, social distancing, avoiding injuries, and avoiding coronavirus. Come together (apart) 411Pain fam.