Greenwich Police have issued four simple tips for safe driving during the holiday season.
1. Keep Your Eyes on the Road. Modern cars and trucks are loaded with features including advanced entertainment systems, smart phones, and GPS. Taking your eyes off of the road, even for a couple of seconds can have disastrous results. A car traveling at 25mph travels 36.6 feet every second, and a car traveling at 60mph will cover almost 88 feet every second!
2. Stay Away from Alcohol and Drugs. 30% of all car fatalities are caused by impaired drivers. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and even at low levels can slow down reaction time.
3. Slow Down: Speed kills. The faster you go the more force is generated in a crash which results in more deaths, injuries, and damage.
4. Wear a Seatbelt. Seatbelts save’s lives and reduces injuries in crashes by keeping people in place. Without a seatbelt on people would bounce around inside a crashing car and in some case be ejected from a crashing car resulting in needless deaths and injuries.