5 New Year’s Resolutions For Drivers
The New Year is a great opportunity for you to make changes in your life that you’ll stick to for the next 12 months. While it’s common for many people to set their resolutions in the gym, kitchen, or at work, you may be overlooking another great opportunity to make a change while you’re behind the wheel of your car. After all, think about all of the time that you spend behind the wheel, as well as all of the improvements you might be able to work on.
As you get ready to change the calendars and countdown to midnight, here are some New Year’s resolutions that focus on becoming a better driver.
Don’t wait until 2016 to make a resolution to stop using your phone while behind the wheel. Instead, make this change immediately. Despite all of the horrific stories you hear from others and the sad commercials you see on TV, we all think that things like this will never happen to us. But the truth is, when you’re using your phone while driving, you increase the risk of tragedy for you and others on the road.
You may look to make plenty of changes in your life in 2016, but be sure to start by putting away your phone when behind the wheel.
Take A Trip
When is the last time that you got behind the wheel for enjoyment, rather than because you have somewhere to be? If the only places you’re going are work and the store, it’s no wonder that you may not be enjoying your car as much as you should. Jumpstart your passion for driving by taking a trip somewhere you want to visit this in 2016. That might be a day trip in your state, or you could be looking at an extended cross-country journey if time allows. Whatever it is, pack up the car and go on a trip that will help you reignite the passion you have for driving.
It doesn’t matter if you’re driving across town or across the street, always be sure to buckle up when in a vehicle. If buckling up hasn’t been a priority to you in the past, it should be at the top of your New Year’s resolutions for becoming a safer driver.
Keep Your Vehicle In Great Shape
Instead of being one of those people who continually say, “I’ll get that done next time,” make sure that you give your vehicle the attention it needs in 2016. Whether it’s a routine oil change or a weekly wash, aim to keep your car in great shape throughout the year. Not only will maintaining your car help you to keep it in great running shape, but you’ll also develop more of an attachment with your vehicle. 2016 is a great year to fall in love, especially if it’s with the car you rely on for so much. Keep it in great shape and you’ll see that love blossom this upcoming year.
Be Aware Of Other Drivers
Your time is precious and you don’t have any to waste. So when other drivers start causing problems on the road, it’s hard to not get angry. While it may be difficult, it’s imperative that you avoid road rage this year. Keep a level head while driving this in 2016, as avoiding road rage can help to protect you and your passengers.
There are plenty of places in your life that you may look to improve in 2016. As you go to set those goals for yourself, keep in mind the changes you can make while behind the wheel with these 5 New Year’s resolutions for drivers.