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Vehicle Safety Tips

Basic Equipment

  • Safety belts are in good working order.
  • There are 2 white headlights, both working.
  • There are 2 red taillights, both working, visible for 500 feet to the rear.
  • White rear license plate light is visible for 50 feet to the rear.
  • There are 2 red reflectors on side rear fenders of vehicle.
  • There are 2 brake lights, both working, visible from 500 ft in normal daylight.
  • Right and left turn signal are on the front and rear of vehicle, visible from 500 feet.
  • Front and rear plates are required except for motorcycles and trailers.
  • Brakes are in good working order.
  • Tires have no body ply or belt material exposed, no tread or sidewall separation.
  • Tire pressure should be accurate.
  • Exhaust system is in good working order and constant operation.
  • Windows and windshield are clean, free from obstruction, cracks or decals.
  • Good working windshield wipers are required.
  • Rearview mirror is required so a driver will be able to see at least 200 feet behind the vehicle.
  • Working horn is required, must be heard from 200 feet away.
  • Fenders must cover entire width of tire tread that touches the pavement.

Driving

  • Drive in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Keep a valid license in your possession.
  • Perform a vehicle safety check prior to beginning travel.
  • Drivers and all passangers must wear seat belts.
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not use cell phones or texting devices while driving.
  • Do not pick up hitchhikers.
  • Do not leave a running vehicle unattended.
  • Be mindful of the weather.
  • Avoid driving during severe weather conditions.
 
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