Have you been watching the news? This week I read where Angelie Jolie was in a car accident. Not that I’m a Jolie fan or celebrity watcher, but when the story came across that the car she was riding in crashed and the tires exploded, I immediately thought of you.
Safety is a big issue for car shoppers and particularly women. We want to make sure when we’re out and about, running errands, picking up children or going to work that we’re protected.
There are a number of issues around car safety when it comes to both buying and maintenance, so I’m going to tackle just a few of those, but I promise not to be long — just a few stats, a couple of resources and I’ll let you go. Fair enough? Okay, keep reading.
Ladies, we have to be safe on the road because we have a lot to do! So what’s our role?
First, pay attention to the car you’re currently driving. Get routine repairs to make sure your car is in good shape. Be aware and pay attention to your car. Setting up a regular routine doesn’t have to be overly complicated. For example, when you’re getting your gas for the week, take a few minutes and do a walk around check. Make sure to look at your tires. They’re the main thing between you and the road after all. Here’s a quick video to help you learn more about tire safety.
Have an emergency kit in the car. In the event something does happen while you’re on the road, make sure you’re prepared.
Buy safe. If you’re in the market for a car, you probably already have safety on your mind. Want to know which cars are considered the safest? Check out these two resources to get vehicle safety testing ratings.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit that does independent testing.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drivers in the US put more than 2,969 billion miles on their tires each year. Now that’s a lot of driving ladies, so let’s make sure we stay safe!