6 Things You Do That Violate Your Safety On The Road!


Bad drivers are everywhere. We all know one-the guy who cuts you off and then slams on his brakes. The woman slows down to five miles below the speed limit in the left lane. The person who speeds up as you get closer to them on the highway.


Everyone has a story about a bad driver they've encountered on the road. While we all rant about these terrible people, it's important to remember that we could be guilty of the same while behind the wheel.


Road safety & speed limits are worth observing, and if you do get into an accident, you can count on Bill Holt Chevrolet for car repair and related services.


So, before you start pointing fingers, take a look at yourself and make sure you're not committing any of these driving faux pas. Read on to learn more!


1. Over Speeding

This one is a no-brainer, and yet so many people do it. Speeding is incredibly dangerous and puts yourself at risk and everyone else on the road. One is more likely to get pulled over if they're speeding, resulting in costly tickets.


2. Distracted Driving

With IT becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, it's no surprise that distracted driving has become a leading cause of accidents. Whether you're texting, on a call, or fiddling with the GPS, taking your eyes off the road, even for a short period, can lead to disaster.


3. Reckless Driving

This one should be a no-brainer, but unfortunately, it's still a leading cause of car accidents. Driving under the influence of alcohol or any type of drug is never okay and puts everyone on the road in danger. If you're going to drink, make sure you have a designated driver or take public transportation.


4. Not Wearing a Seatbelt

According to the CDC, seatbelts are one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and death in car accidents. They estimate that seatbelts saved over 75,000 lives in the United States in 2015 alone. So, remember to buckle up tight every time you get in the car, no matter how short the drive is.


5. Driving Too Slow in Fast Lane

We have all been stuck behind that one vehicle going 20 mph below the speed limit in the fast lane. It's annoying, and it can be dangerous. If you're driving slower than the traffic flow, move over to the right lane, not blocking everyone else.

6. Not Using Turn Signals

Using your turn signal is a simple way to communicate with other drivers on the road. It lets them know when you're changing lanes or making a turn so that they can adjust accordingly. Not using a turn signal is just rude and inconsiderate.


We hope you found this information helpful and informative. At Bill Holt Chevrolet, serving Ellijay, GA, we want to keep our drivers safe on the road, so please remember these six deadly sins of driving and always be aware of your surroundings while behind the wheel. And as always, if you need service or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


We look forward to seeing you at our dealership for any type of car maintenance. Schedule a service today!