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SAFETY TIPS

HYUNDAI AUTOMOBILES - SAFETY TIPS

Fasten your seat belts


Car crashes are a leading cause of death. Apart from always following traffic signs and obeying the rules of the road, buckling up your seat belt greatly reduces your injury risks in the event of an accident. In fact, the deaths and injuries could be reduced by about half, if both drivers and passengers used their seat belts. Always ensure that everyone in your vehicle is strapped in and small children are secured in safety seats before you start.


Never, ever drink and drive


Alcohol is the leading cause of fatal car crashes caused by human error. People are killed on the road every day due to alcohol-impaired judgement or reflexes. Drunken driving also results in thousands of injuries including lifetime disabilities like brain damage, paralysis, blindness, or amputated or deformed limbs.


Overheating of Cars


On a warm day, the temperature inside a car can shoot up in minutes, even if the windows are partially open. Even if it is not so hot outside, the danger of overheating exists - especially if you have a dark-coloured car. Don't leave pets or children unattended.

 

Carry these items in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

  • Prepare your car for night driving with:
  • Match box or a lighter
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Reflective Triangles
  • Bottled drinking water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Clean fuel can
  • Cellular phone - if you have one
  • Spare tyre in good condition - check it every time you save your oil changed or tyres rotated
  • Jack
  • Rag
  • Insurance company information
  • List of M&M Dealers/Service centers enroute
  • Jumper cables
  • Toeing Rope
  • Basic Tool Kit
  • Tissue paper/ towlettes
  • Paper and a pen or pencil
  • Owner's Manual

Respect other drivers

  • Courteous driving is a key to reducing traffic crashes
  • Give the right-of-way at intersections
  • Give proper signals well ahead of time to let others know what you are going to do
  • Keep a safe distance from the car ahead of you
  • Do not cross lanes to weave in and out of traffic
  • A yellow light means to SLOW DOWN and be prepared to STOP. Many crashes occur due to people rushing to 'beat' the yellow light
  • ALWAYS obey school zone speed limits and stop for school buses with flashing lights
  • Give the right of way to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire tenders

Do's & Don'ts of driving

Have a clear head

Make sure you always have a clear head when you drive. Alcohol and certain drugs, both illegal and legal, can severely impair your driving skills. Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause dangerous drowsiness. Get a good night's rest and don't drive for long stretches without a break. If you are tired, don't risk the safety of yourself and others on the highway by trying to drive. Instead, designate a driver or choose another means of transportation such as taxi or public transportation.

Limit driving alone when tired

Driving with someone else in your vehicle can increase your overall alertness. It is well known that driving alone, especially when sleep deprived and at night, increases chances of an accident occurring.

Read the labels

If you are taking any medications, be sure to read and obey the warning labels. If the label says the medication causes drowsiness or not to drive - heed the warning.

Plan ahead

Allow yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination and allow for emergencies or traffic jams. By allowing extra time, you can be more relaxed while driving and thereby avoid road rage and rash driving.