Drive your used Toyota safely this New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow night, friends! Are you heading out in your Orlando used Toyota to catch a few parties or join some friends downtown? If you plan on taking your car out on the roads, you definitely need to be more careful than usual. New Year’s Eve is an exceptionally dangerous night to drive; more drivers are out on the road, and more people are intoxicated, which means more possibilities of accidents and collisions. Luckily for you, we’ve got tips to help keep you and your used Toyota safe as you ring in 2015!

used Toyota safety tips

Be safe in your Orlando used car this year!

First things first – make sure your affordable used Toyota in Orlando is ready to hit the roads! This means checking on routine car maintenance elements like your brakes, windshield wipers, and headlights so you have great visibility and can react quickly to any situations. You should also ensure that everyone who’s going to be riding in your car has a seatbelt and buckles up before you leave!

Remember to follow the rules of the road. You should follow them all the time, but it’s especially important on New Year’s Eve when more people (and more drunk drivers) are out on the road. Be sure to come to a complete stop at stop signs in your Orlando used Toyota, use your blinkers to indicate your movements, and follow the speed limits, especially in urban and suburban areas!

Use defensive driving skills. This means being prepared for anything, which is a good skill to utilize when other drivers may be impaired or distracted. Leave distance between you and other cars and focus on the task at hand – that means putting away your cell phone and keeping your hands on the wheel of  your Orlando used car! If you have passengers with you, pay more attention to the road than to them and have them operate the radio or your phone if you need to adjust anything.

New Years Eve safety tips

Watch for pedestrians when behind the wheel of your used Toyota

Speaking of paying attention, you’ll have to pay extra attention if you’re driving in suburban or urban areas because more pedestrians will be out on the sidewalks than normal! Be sure to stop at stop signs and check the crosswalks to ensure they’re clear before steering your used Toyota through, and check both ways to make sure no one has stepped off the sidewalk. Also be aware of pedestrians walking on the side of the road, and be sure to use your headlights so you can see them and they can see you!

NEVER get behind the wheel of your used Toyota in Orlando if you’ve been drinking. Period. There are tons of cabs and services that you can call to get you and your friends home safely without having to get behind the wheel. You can even have your car towed home if need be! Remember, there will also be a lot more DUI check points on the road, so be prepared to stop more often and be careful to pay attention so you when they’re coming up (and when to slow your vehicle).

Have a great New Year’s Eve – call us at Toyota of Clermont if you have any questions! (888) 590-6090