Safe Driving Tips for Fields BMW of Daytona Customers Near St. Augustine, FL

While all the vehicles available at our Daytona Beach, FL BMW dealership are extremely safe, how you drive them around St. Augustine is extremely important. No matter how well built a car or SUV may be, if you drive them in a reckless or neglectful manner it can be dangerous. At Fields BMW Daytona Beach, we strive to build life-long relationships with our clients. That's why our sales and service experts took some time out to highlight the best ways for you and your family to stay safe and sound on the road. Let's take a look at some of our favorite safe driving tips.


Tip #1: Get Enough Sleep!


Getting eight hours of sleep is linked to everything from boosting your mood to improving your memory. However, did you know it could make you a safer driver? A highly respected study from AAA proves that sleep deprivation increases the risk of a sleep-related crash. If you get only five hours of sleep a night you are four to five times more likely to get in a major accident. The CDC says that if you find yourself yawning or blinking frequently or if you have difficulty remembering the past few miles driven, you might be driving tired. It's a good idea to pull your new BMW car off the congested Daytona roads and take a rest.


Tip #2: Stay off the Phone


While using a cell phone while driving is still legal in Florida, you can get a ticket if you break any traffic rules while doing so. That's too bad because according to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. If you can limit your time on the phone or only do so in an emergency, the safer you will be. It also helps to have a Bluetooth® linked system for hands-free calling. Most of our vehicles, including the 2016 BMW 328i, give drivers in the Palm Coast area a voice control system that connects to an iPhone or Android phone and allows people to make phone calls, text, and control cabin features. While nothing replaces giving the road all your concentration, this technology can help.


Tip #3: Cut back on the distractions


There are many ways to get distracted while you drive. Whether it's your kids playing a spirited game of "I'm not touching you" or you're trying to eat an entire three-course meal on the way to work, it's easy to lose your focus on the road. It might seem like not such a big deal while it's happening, but everyone at our Daytona Beach, FL BMW dealership wants you to understand that distracted driving in and around Jacksonville is quite dangerous. According to the CDC, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way.


Next time you come by Fields BMW Daytona Beach to check out our selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned BMW cars and SUVs, speak with one of our sales or service experts and they will be happy to share even more tips on taking the danger out of driving.

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