Although bad driving habits may seem harmless, they are often the reason major car accidents occur. That’s why Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is giving you tips and tricks to help you break your bad driving habits.

Tips for Breaking Bad Driving Habits

Tip #1: Don’t talk on the phone while driving.
If you really need to talk to someone while you are driving, put your phone on speaker and set it down somewhere, connect your phone to your car’s Bluetooth, use a Bluetooth earpiece, or use a cord that connects your phone to your car.

Tip #2: Use your turn signals when turning or changing lanes.
Fixing the bad driving habit of not using your turning signals is easy. Just make a conscious effort to use your turn signals every time you turn or change lanes. You also may find it helpful to have a friend or family member drive behind you once in a while to keep you honest about your turn signal use.

Tip #3: Yield when you see a yield sign.
This one may seem obvious, but it means more than just slow down. Yield signs are there for a reason. Be a responsible driver. Pause at yield signs for a moment and make sure the road is clear of cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians before continuing to drive. To make sure your brakes are working so that you can safely yield and stop, go to the Brake Maintenance and Repair center at Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Tip #4: Know where you are going.
To make sure you don’t get lost when driving through Davenport, FL, and the surrounding areas use services such as the Google Maps app or a GPS to prevent getting lost while driving to the Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership. We’re easy to find, but there’s no shame in using navigation devices.

Tip #5: Know beforehand when you need to change lanes.
There are few things more annoying than someone who suddenly changes lanes at the last-minute right in front of you. Don’t give in to this bad habit. Pay attention to your surroundings and know where you are going. Planning ahead can also help.

Tip #6: Don’t listen to music through the headphones of your iPod or MP3 player while driving.
Listening to music through headphones while driving is extremely dangerous because it can block out noises you need to hear and keeps you unaware in your surroundings. Instead, connect an auxiliary cord or use a Bluetooth connection to play music through your car’s speakers.

If you have any questions about turn signals, brakes, or connecting Bluetooth devices, our service team is here to help!