"With the sun setting earlier and winter storms decreasing visibility, drivers should turn on headlights earlier in the day to be more visible to others," says Gavin Heathcock, Director of Business Development and Sales at Automotix.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
As the days grow shorter, people need to change their driving habits to adjust to the extra hazards of evening glare and earlier night fall. Studies by the National Safety Council show that fatal traffic accidents are three times higher than during the day. Adjusting to the new driving practicing can be difficult after being accustomed to increased daylight hours. Drivers should check through their vehicle to make sure everything is in good working order, and Automotix is a great resource.
An obvious place to start is checking all of the lights. Not only should drivers check that all lights are working on their vehicle, they should also check that the covers are clean. The National Safety Council recommends for light covers and windows to be cleaned inside and out at least once a week during winter months. They also remind drivers to make sure the headlights are properly aimed to increase visibility without blinding others on the road. If people need to replace or upgrade their lights, online car parts retailer Automotix offers replacement and aftermarket systems.
"People often think of lights as only a benefit to them, but really lights are a benefit to keep everyone on the road safe," says Gavin Heathcock, Director of Business Development and Sales at Automotix. "Car owners need to remember to check brake lights, blinkers, and reverse lights as well as the headlights. With the sun setting earlier and winter storms decreasing visibility, drivers should turn on headlights earlier in the day to be more visible to others."
Another safety tip from the National Safety Council is to slow down. As human eyes were not evolved for optimal use at night, it is harder to judge speed and distance of other vehicles. Slowing down also helps prevent overdriving the headlights, where drivers cannot stop within the illuminated area. Overdriving the headlights can cause a blind crash area in front of the vehicle. For people needing to replace or upgrade their brake system, Automotix offers great deals on OEM and aftermarket parts.
Going along with brake and light safety checks, Heathcock recommends that people double check their wheels and tires because now is the time to change to snow tires to be prepared for early winter storms. He also suggests checking state laws about snow chains requirements. Automotix offers up to 50% off dealer prices for wheels, rims and other parts.
As the day grows shorter, drivers need to adjust their driving habits and be diligent about car maintenance to increase safety on the roads.
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