Drive Safe with These Back-to-School Safety Tips

Drive Safe with These Back-to-School Safety Tips | Toronto, ON

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to prepare your children — and yourself — for a new school year. In addition to getting new supplies and clothes, make sure you remember these back-to-school safety tips to help keep you and those around you safe this fall.

Make sure your kids understand bus safety. With many children getting the school bus every morning, it’s important that you teach your kids the rules for getting on and off the bus. This includes:

  • Never running to or from the bus.
  • Staying far back from the side of the road while at the bus stop.
  • Wait until the bus driver signals that it is safe for you to cross the road.
  • Walk when you cross the road, don’t run.

Keep an eye out for children. As you near school zones, make sure you’re alert and looking for children everywhere. Because children tend to be easily distracted, they can sometimes dart into the road without looking. Being vigilant will help you recognize when this happens, preventing potential accidents.

Stick to the speed limit. Speed limits are there for a reason — to keep both you and those around you safe. When driving, make sure you stick to these limits.

Visit Downtown Chrysler today to get your family into a new family-friendly vehicle just in time for back-to-school.

Enjoy Your Summer with These Road Trip Safety Tips

Enjoy Your Summer with These Road Trip Safety Tips | Toronto, ON
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If you’re planning on taking a summer road trip, no matter your destination, it’s important to stay safe. Here are some road trip safety tips from Downtown Chrysler to help make your next road trip a fun one.

Stay alert, no matter the terrain. Canada is home to varied terrain, from mountains to prairies. No matter where you’re driving, make sure you’re staying alert and avoiding boredom. Crank up some tunes, listen to a podcast or audiobook, or play a fun road trip game with your passengers to make your drive easier.

Keep an eye out for animals. Wildlife is abundant throughout Canada, so if you’re heading out on the road, make sure you keep an eye out for animals of all kinds. Continually check both sides of the road as you drive. Keep in mind that animals are the most active at dawn and dusk, so be extra aware then.

Be ready for bad weather. Make sure you know the rules for driving in inclement weather. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to give yourself plenty of extra time to brake, and be sure you’re not relying on automatic headlights when visibility is poor.

Stop in to Downtown Chrysler for a service checkup before your big trip!