Driving Best Practices
When it comes to driving, there's a certain etiquette that must be observed and it makes sense why driving has to be a conscious action. As mundane as driving can be to the experienced and, in our day and age, the busyness of our daily lives can get in the way of us making sound driving decisions. For example, if you're just cruising along in the passing lane and people behind you are trying to pass, don't expect to get a friendly response. Especially in Pitt Meadows where there's the stretch of road that leads of Mary Hill to Maple Ridge, there's a high concentration of road rage incidents that occur there every single month.
Typically, most drivers today do not like sitting behind a slow driver so meeting the minimum speed and then some is what any driver should strive for; within reason. But also, this doesn't mean going all out on speed. Excessive speeding causes unnecessary property damage, takes a toll on taxes because of the emergency services that need to attend to these scenes, and even death. Our roads aren't only for cars, they're also used by motorcycles, bicycles and not far, pedestrians. A simple miscalculation could spell disaster for any of those subjects.
As a towing company serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, R M Towing has seen everything you can possibly think of when it comes to a condition of a car, so you can imagine what marrying the above topic (Speed) with this can do when it comes to road safety. This is why, it is extremely critical to your, your loved ones and our safety on the road. Any weak link in the chain can cause a disaster that can even cost people their lives. Make sure you stay on top of the maintenance of a vehicle. Never assume that it's okay and deal with it another time. This mistake could mean someone won't have any time left.
Being courteous on the road is one of those best practices that don't get observed too often; especially lane position. A constant awareness of where cars are and knowing what people are trying to do in a motor vehicle can help anticipate and assist in maintaining a safe and courteous driving experience for all. If you're in no hurry, sitting in the passing lane whistling as your drive the exact speed limit will set other drivers off so best to stay in the right hand lane for that sort of thing. You've been warned.
In North America, using the car horn is more of an expletive to a majority of people but its uses aren't exclusive to just that. In fact, I would argue that the duration, circumstance and timing is critical to the reaction received. Not everyone will react this way but knowing when to use it, how long to use it for and why you're using it will keep you from getting into a sticky, often bloody situation with an angry stranger. The weight of stress and with the way the year 2020 has gone, the world is angrier and more hopeless than past years so if there's anything that will set them off, the car horn is the perfect spark. Our advice? Unless you're a UFC fighter, try not to use it too much.
What we're talking about when we say "timeliness" is knowing what to do when your vehicle breaks down, there's an accident or a circumstance that requires you to pull over; in a timely and safe fashion. Getting you back on the road safely is important to the safety of all. Many times historically, even cars that have pulled over onto the shoulder are not immune to the dangers of the road. A single dozing driver or impaired driver can veer into the shoulder and cause a major catastrophe on the roadway. Ridge Meadows towing operators understand this danger greatly so a timely response and critical problem-solving will ensure all users are back on the road or are given help to get you back on the road as safe as possible.
We hope this blog post finds you well and though the year isn't over, we are hopeful there's no where to from here but up. R M Towing wants to thank all our loyal customers and the warm reviews you all have given us will ultimately help us go the extra mile in helping another person in the future.
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