Safe Driving Tips from Toyota Chula Vista

If you’re considering buying or leasing a new Toyota vehicle like the 2016 Toyota Camry, we encourage you to visit Toyota Chula Vista on Main Street. We have a full inventory of new and pre-owned Toyota automobiles and we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you and your family. If you have young drivers in your family, you may be concerned about their safety on the road. If that’s the case, we’ll help you find a vehicle you’ll be comfortable allowing your children to drive even when you’re not in the car with them.

As Toyota dealers, we’re proud that new Toyota vehicles have the latest standard and available safety features such as blind spot monitoring. We’re also proud that some of our vehicles earned the top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for their performance in crash tests. The IIHS gave the Top Safety Pick+ rating to the 2016 Toyota Camry, 2016 Toyota Highlander, and the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

We know there’s more to staying safe on the road than driving a top-rated car. The biggest factor when it comes to staying safe behind the wheel is you. That’s why it’s important for you and the young drivers in your home to be aware of some basic driving tips. The first tip is to eliminate distractions when you drive.

Although using a cell phone while you drive can slow your reaction time by as much as 20 percent, there are other activities that can put you at risk as well. Being Toyota dealers who share the road with you, we know that eating, putting on makeup, and changing the radio station are also activities that can take your attention away from the roadway. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in this country, so you should do everything you can to minimize the number of things that can detract your attention away from driving.

Everyone at our Toyota dealership near San Diego, CA advises you to avoid giving other drivers too much credit. Just because you always use your turn signal to change lanes doesn’t mean other drivers do the same. Always be prepared for the drivers around you to make a sudden move and know what you’re going to do if someone does make a maneuver that may put you and your passengers in jeopardy. Another good tip is to avoid aggressive driving. Even if someone cuts you off or makes another move that irritates you, you must keep your emotions in check and continue to drive defensively rather than aggressively. If you notice someone driving aggressively near you, try to get out of the person’s path by changing lanes, slowing down, or pulling off of the highway.

If you’re interested in more safe driving tips, give us a call or visit Toyota Chula Vista. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you and your family members stay safe on the road, including sharing more tips. If you want a Toyota vehicle that has the latest safety features and top safety ratings, we can help out with that, too. Contact us or stop by the dealership at 650 Main Street today!