Preparedness and Defensive Driving Drastically Lower Risk of Roadside Danger

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As such a common and everyday activity, the numbers behind injury and loss of life as a result of driving can be quite alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,719 people died in traffic crashes in 2013. This figure, though quite disturbing, is by and large the result of entirely preventable incidents. Factors like drunk driving, distracted driving, and other dangerous driving behavior make up a large percentage of these deaths. For that reason, organizations like the California DMV are working hard to educate drivers to help them avoid risky driving while also informing them about necessary and helpful driving equipment such as flashlights, spare tires, and tire sealants like the popular and effective solutions from Ride-On.

When it comes to vehicle accidents, two of the largest contributing factors are drunk driving and distracted driving. Obviously, drunk driving is deadly behavior that very often leads to tragic results. Prevention and strict enforcement of such behavior are the best ways to cut down on the damage and injury caused by impaired driving. Similarly, distracted driving is being addressed with increased regulation and education. In recent years, phone use while driving has increased dramatically which has caused an uptick in auto accidents. Clearly, these issues can be addressed and prevented by practicing safer driving habits.

Because accidents caused by distracted and drunk driving often affects drivers who were obeying the law, the California DMV strongly advocates defensive driving as a technique for drivers to use to protect themselves. Strategies such as allowing for the appropriate amount of car lengths, avoiding a "race track" mentality, general awareness, and paying attention to the behavior of other drivers go a long way toward increasing roadside safety.

Preparedness is also a large part of staying safe on the road. A responsible driver must ensure their vehicle is well-maintained and in good working order. A driver should also be prepared by having the right equipment. An accessory as simple as a hands-free headset can prevent an accident, and items like flares, a supply of fresh water, and a first aid kit can prevent a dangerous situation from worsening. Some equipment, like certain types of tire sealant, are designed to prevent flat tires before they occur. Specifically, the specially formulated orange tire sealant by Ride-On coats the inside of the tire with a line of gel-like material containing fibers six times stronger than steel. This technology can prevent a high speed blowout, which is often a very frightening and dangerous event. Affordable, quick, convenient, and easy to apply, the tire sealant offered by Ride-on is a no brainer for safety and preparedness. For more information on this or many other safety products and services offered by Ride-on call (888)-3-RIDE-ON or visit their website at or visit the Ride-On Facebook page for special promotions and deals.


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