Engine On, Cell Phone Off, Look Over Shoulder

Posted on July 10, 2013 by - Also by this author

JIM LUFF'S DRIVING TIPS:

Engine On — Cell Phone Off
This one seems like a no-brainer but it is worthy of a repeat: Do not text and drive. It is dangerous and many fatal crashes have been attributed to texting. You might think it is safe on a wide open highway, but remember, you are traveling hundreds of feet at a time while your eyes are off the road and conditions can change in a second. Even if you have Blue Tooth, do not engage in lengthy phone conversations that distract you while driving. The best policy to have as a driver is to simply turn off the phone when you turn on the engine. It eliminates any temptation to check incoming texts or calls while driving.

Watch For The Blind Spot
The blind spot: That area where you can look in your mirror and see no one on your left side because they are so close to your mirror they are no longer visible in it. Never rely solely upon your mirror to move to the left lane. Always look over your shoulder prior to starting your merge. The life you save could be your own!

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More Shop Talk Blog Posts

September 21, 2016

When Marriage Proposals Go Wrong In The Limo: Part 2

Limousines might be good for weddings, but prove troublesome for popping the question.

September 21, 2016

Safety Tips For Driving In High Winds

Driving Gem: Do you know the size of your vehicle's sail area?

September 14, 2016

When Marriage Proposals Go Wrong In The Limo

Mini-Series Part 1: A trailer park, curses, a tumbler of vodka, and a pack of beauties. Could anything go right about this trip?

September 14, 2016

Detecting An Alternator Failure

Your fleet vehicle electrical systems depend on optimally running alternators. When an alternator fails, you'll be left on the side of the road.

September 12, 2016

A Horrible Experience As A Mystery Rider

A dangerous five-point U-turn, lack of local knowledge, and requests for directions ruined an evening limo run.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - September 2016 $12.95 COVER STORY: * How Do We Max Our Markets? * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close