How To Overcome The Fear & Danger of Driving in Winter Conditions

While even the most well seasoned drivers become uncomfortable driving in the winter frosts, rains, and snows, the problem is especially challenging for seniors. Unfortunately, irregular road conditions too often result in seniors simply staying off the road when the weather gets rough. For most, this is a serious issue, one resulting in a major decrease in independence and mobility.

While most seniors try to minimize their time spent on the road, this limited freedom can quickly become a terribly inconvenient, although very real, reality.  But it is a simple truth that as your age increases, so does your risk of being injured or killed in a car accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2016 report stated that there are around 30 million folks 65 and older who possess valid driver’s licenses, making up a whopping 15% of all licensed drivers nationwide.

Car in Heavy Snowing

While this may not seem like a big deal, the report went on to state that there were around six thousand people 65 and older killed in automobile accidents the same year. This is 14% of all individuals killed in all automobile accidents. These facts are compounded by the reality that the baby boomer generation has begun to enter their senior years, resulting in an influx of drivers 65 and over on the road.

During a car to car crash, the older of those involved are the ones more likely to be hit or injured than a younger person. This may be due to factors such as overall slower driving speeds, nodding off, or drifting into traffic. With all these frightening facts and figures, personal and social lives often take a series hit during the winter months in attempts to stay off the road.

 “Because not everyone has the eyesight or reflexes of a 20-year-old, this definitely comes in handy, especially when driving conditions aren’t that clear.”

But in my venture to keep my freedom on the road during the winter months, I began to seek advice. While some told me to buy a new car which usually comes with built-in radar and camera warning systems, I wasn’t satisfied. I simply wasn’t ready to hand in my beloved Dodge.

So if you are among the ones affected by wintery road conditions, there are simple steps you can take to ease the fear, and help ensure your road safety.

Recent tech advents have introduced the world to some of the best new safe driving system out there. While these safe driving systems are frequently built into the more recent cars, a brand new car might not be a suitable solution for everyone. For those of you attached to their current cars, there is a simple solution. The best of these simple solutions? SDS technology.

 

Complete with built-in radar and camera warning systems, SDS technology is installed by a qualified technician without any fuss in most models of cars. SDS uses cutting-edge radar and camera technology to constantly scan and monitor the road around you, making sure you’re always a safe distance from cars. Because not everyone has the eyesight or reflexes of a 20-year-old, this definitely comes in handy, especially when driving conditions aren’t that clear.

SDS even lets you know if you begin veering out of your lane, quickly alerting you to a ‘lane departure’. Using audio and visual notifications, the Safe Drive System alerts you of any impending danger. This is especially useful for those icy days when skidding into another lane is of real concern.

So winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your mobility needs to be limited also. Come on winter! Bring it on! The SDS system is paving your road to a safer driving experience!

Want to get started on your road to safety and find out if your call is eligible for SDS installment? Leave your details in the form below.

 

How To Avoid Smartphone Related Fatalities While Driving

Between my busy work schedule, active social life, and demanding personal obligations, I am constantly tied to my phone — and I’m embarrassed to admit, even while I’m behind the wheel.

Sure, there have always been distractions while driving (noisy kids in the back seat, unexpected pedestrians, and wild drivers) but nowadays, there are even more distractions vying to peel our attention away from the road.

Although I know phone use while driving is a potentially deadly duo, it’s been a hard pair for me to say goodbye to. But what many of us don’t realize, is that what we think is just an innocent second responding to a text, can have dire consequences. And I know, I am definitely part of this global problem.

But despite all the anti-texting while driving campaigns and social efforts to get people to put away their phones behind the wheel, we all know the power the cell phone has over us! That Facebook notification you just need to quickly check, the ding of an Instagram like, or the whistle of an incoming text from your group chat, are sometimes urges that we find too hard to overcome.

The American National Safety Council reports that cell phone use, while driving is responsible for 1.6 million car, crashes each year, with around 330,000 injuries reported due to accidents involving texting while driving. One out of every 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting and driving. Now if those facts don’t startle you, you are way braver than I am!

1.6 million car crashes each year, with around 330,000 injuries reported due to accidents involving texting while driving. One out of every 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting and driving. Now if those facts don’t startle you, you are way braver than I am!

Smartphone Distraction While Driving

“So I decided, if I was going to use technology that could potentially harm me, I was also going to have a technology that could help protect me.“

With my young family frequently in the car with me, becoming distracted while driving was no longer an option. But even if I no longer reached for my phone, another big concern was all the other drivers on the road who had similar phone usage habits while behind the wheel. With such frightening figures involving texting, I did not want to become another statistic. So I began asking around for suggestions that could help protect me and my family while on the road.

Some suggested that I use the ‘do not disturb’ function on my phone while driving. But frankly, I found this super unrealistic and pretty annoying! Others thought it might be a good idea for me to turn my cellphone totally off while behind the wheel and place it out of reach in the back seat. Again, another unrealistic suggestion I was none too fond of.

Finally, I got an answer that suited my needs. A technology that I had never even heard of before, but all familiar with it swore would calm my nerves and help keep me safe behind the wheel! So I decided, if I was going to use technology that could potentially harm me while on the road, I was also going to have a technology that could help protect me.

Although this technology sounded like just what I needed, I was hesitant and definitely had a few reservations. Would I have to get a new car or go through some overly complicated installation process? Thankfully, the answers were no and no!

SDS technology is a super easy to install display unit, which uses cutting-edge radar and camera tech to constantly scan and monitor the road around me, making sure I’m always a safe distance from cars in front of me. SDS quickly became my second pair of eyes and ears on the road.

SDS, which stands for Safe Drive Systems, even let’s me know if I begin veering out of my lane, quickly alerting me to a ‘lane departure’. Using audio and visual, the Safe Drive System alerts me of any impending danger.

Needless to say, the SDS anti-collision radar system has quickly become one of the most vital parts of my car. With this new product now effortless installed in my car, I can certainly breathe easier while going about my busy life.

So through all the expensive smartphones, latest laptops, pricey computer games, and high-end sound systems don’t you think a simple technology that could potentially save you and your loved one’s lives, should be part of your tech world?

If your answer was a resounding yes, then I will help you get started.

Fill out the form provided below to find out more information about this potentially life-saving product.

Your road to safety just got a lot smoother.

 

 

Car Accidents Send Insurance Costs Through the Roof!

It’s no surprise car accidents cost drivers a pretty penny, but many people are unaware that expensive insurance surcharges stay with them for years. For millions of drivers, this results in thousands of dollars in additional expenses over time.

Fender Bender Statistics

It has happened to most of us. You’re in a parking lot, or backing into the street, or making a sudden stop on the road. Someone bumps into you and leaves your rear fender dented or crumpled. Sometimes, it may be the other way around, and you end up hitting someone else from behind. Fender benders are common enough that taking precautions against them can be well worth the investment in technology, time, and training.