Setting Better Safety Goals in the New Year

A new year is the perfect time to set goals for the next 365 days, and what better way to improve yourself than to try to be safer? It’s especially important to stay safe while you’re driving, and there are many ways you can do it. Continue reading and set better safety goals for the new year.

Don’t Drive While Distracted
There are countless things that distract us while we drive, and sometimes we don’t even notice. Texting and driving has become a significant problem, and it’s claimed many lives already. Even eating a breakfast sandwich or putting on makeup while driving to work in the morning takes your focus off the road and your surroundings and makes you more likely to get into an accident. Make sure you keep your eyes on the road and you stay alert and aware, so you can be safer during the new year.

Keep Yourself Awake
If you’re going to be on the road for a long period of time, do what you can to keep yourself awake. Choose healthy options like eating right and exercising when you get the chance, rather than unhealthy options like stimulant drugs or caffeine.

Don’t Drink and Drive
Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is inherently dangerous, and the person driving isn’t the only one who could be affected. Drinking and driving kills innocent people every day, and incidents tend to spike around the holidays. If you want to be safer during the new year, start it off right by taking a cab or using a designated driver if you plan on drinking when you go out.

You can set yourself up for a safer year by learning about fatigue risk management and collision avoidance. Guardvant specializes in dealing with driver fatigue so your team and fleet can stay safe. Look at our website or call us at (520) 299-1911 today.