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Bosch Car Service: Safe Driving Guide

Why Wiper Quality is Important

Good visibility largely depends on the quality of the wipers. After all, wipers have to complete more than 750,000 wipe cycles, corresponding to an area equivalent to about 80 football fields. If that was not enough, they also have to withstand the toughest conditions:

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  • Temperature fluctuations between -30°C and 80°C with exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Dirt, insects, ice, leaves and other matter on the windshield.
  • Chemical influences.

How Important Is Correct Headlight Adjustment

Incorrectly set lightsIncorrectly set headlights are not only a danger to the driver, but for all other road users as well. Not only do they fail to provide sufficient illumination, they can also blind the drivers of oncoming vehicles.
So it is important to have your lights checked at regular intervals to ensure safe driving at all times.

Avoid Distracted Driving

Texting and using your cell phone are not the only activities that diverts your attention away from the road. Things like eating, grooming, watching videos or talking to passengers also constitute as distractions.

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Here are some fast facts from www.distracteddriving.caa.ca

  • 20 - 30% of all collisions involve driver distractions
  • In 2010, distracted driving contributed to 104 collision fatalities in BC.
  • Distracted drivers are 3 times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers.

By using the resources from CAA we all can help make the roads safer for everyone.

Asleep at the Wheel: Driving While Drowsy

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has defined drowsy driving as “when a driver of a motor vehicle is too tired to remain alert and as a result may have slower reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired vision, even falling asleep.”*

Below are American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommended way to identify and prevent drowsy driving.

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Some of the warnings signs of drowsy driving:

  • Yawning or blinking frequently.
  • Drifting into other lanes & hitting the rumble strips.
  • “Nodding off” & trouble keeping eyes open.

How to prevent drowsy driving:

  • Get adequate amounts of sleep.
  • Share driving responsibilities other passengers.
  • Take a short nap at a rest stop.
  • Use caffeine for a short term boost.

Get more information regarding drowsy driving from the CDC Drowsy Driving or the Canada Safety Council Driver Fatigue

*http://www.sleepeducation.org/sleep-topics/drowsy-driving

Child Safety Overview

The Canadian Safety Council has created a special website to provide parents with the proper information to keep their children safe while traveling. The CSC provides resources on hot car warnings, buckling up basics and more.

To get further information on child safety, visit Child Safety on the CSC's website.

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