collision repair Langley at On Line Collision image of cars driving in summertimeBest Tips To Avoid Collision Repair Langley

Summer’s in full swing—and that means road trips! There’s nothing better than heading out on the highway and enjoying a well-deserved vacation in BC. But now that the busy travel season is here, the potential for accidents and collision repair frequency can increase. Learn some helpful tips from the collision repair Langley pros!

Read on for some ideas on how to avoid car accidents this summer

Don’t use your cell while driving!  Distracted driving has become one of the top reasons for auto collisions. Texting, talking, or even looking at your cell phone while driving is not only dangerous, it’s also illegal. If you need to use your cell, it’s always a good idea to pull over first. & Don’t eat or drink while driving

Distracted drivers cause accidents

Keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians, they are always around us. Drive through food outlets are convenient options when you are on the road and want something to munch on but eating and drinking when you’re driving can up the accident risk factor. Your attention will be compromised as well as your hands. So when you get hungry, pull over at the town, take a rest and eat safely.

The warm Langley weather always brings out more bikers, joggers, and walkers. The lower mainland has added many more bike lanes
on busy streets, so you’ll need to pay attention to cyclists sharing the road with you. And with the kids off from school, you’ll also want to be extra vigilant when driving. Remember the driver is responsible for looking for bikes and pedestrians before opening car doors.

Avoid driving at night

Collisions are far more likely at night. So, avoid driving your car after the sun sets. While it can be more challenging to drive at night, there are some steps you can take to help minimize the risk. Wiping down your windows, checking to see your lights are working properly, and slowing down will all go a long way to preventing accidents when it’s dark.  Take regular breaks on long trips

Driver fatigue leads to thousands of auto collisions each year. When you’re taking a long road trip, try to take a break every few hours. And if you feel drowsy, pull over to the side of the road as soon as you can.  Taking regular breaks will allow you to stay refreshed and keep focused.

Secure your pets

Pets can be a major distraction when you drive. Just like your two-legged passengers, dogs should buckle up every time they are in the car. Tethering your pet to the back seat with a safety harness is the best way to keep them and you safe while out on the road.

Gold Class Icar logo On line Collision auto body repair LangleyKnowing how to avoid summer accidents will help keep you, your family, and other drivers safe on the roads. But if you do get into an accident, reach out to On Line Collision for all your collision repairs in Langley. We’ll have you and your vehicle back on the road, enjoying a wonderful vacation.

Learn more about our auto body shop Langley. At Online Collision, we care your health, your car and our community. Learn about our Giving Back community cares program that buys and installs new playgrounds to local Langley schools.