Tips for Driving through Construction
Summer is a great season to take vacation or visit friends but unfortunately it’s also the season of construction. Construction is beneficial in the long run, but while it’s happening, we all know it’s not so fun. Here at Mazda of Lodi we want you to be safe on your travels. To avoid disaster here are a few tips for driving through construction.
1. Slow Down
You see the signs and you want to ignore them, but they really are there for your benefit. Not only are fines doubled in these areas but there is more risk of sudden stops and flying debris so play it safe and slow down.
2. Manage Your Space
Leave enough space in front of you in case you do need to break suddenly. Also keep a safe distance between you and service vehicles you never know when they will move or when someone will be working around it. Just imagine your car has a safety bubble around it and don’t let anyone in that space. To help with this check out the 2015 Mazda6 that has the i-ACTIVSENSE safety suite that has a sensory radar that covers nearly 360 degrees of the vehicle’s exterior.
3. Plan Ahead
If you know you will be driving through construction zones, leave for your destination earlier. You don’t want to be stressed or rushed when driving through these areas. Give yourself enough time to to be able to have a nice calm drive.
4. Avoid Distractions
As always you want to be an attentive driver. Don’t fiddle with the radio or take your eyes off the road especially in these areas. Conditions can change quickly and it’s important to be aware of your surroundings.
5. Use a GPS
Sometimes construction can actually be avoided. Some new vehicles come with GPS systems that will redirect you away from construction zones. They might be more scenic routes but it will be more relaxing and put you at ease on your drive.
All of these tips will help keep you safe this construction season. Don’t forget that taking your car in for regular maintenance also helps keep you safe. Schedule a service appointment with Mazda of Lodi today to make sure your car is ready for construction season.