Isn’t it amazing how when we get behind the wheel of a car, we go on auto-pilot. Of all the places in the world, being behind a 4,000 pound vehicle is one you should pretty much NOT be on auto-pilot. Although I’ve been compensated for my post, the thoughts and ideas are my own.. Although I have been compensated for this post, I am a true believer because I am just as guilty as most people and perhaps even a little more. I have arrived at the kids school and wonder why I drove there since my intention was to drive to the bank. I have passed my exit on the interstate sometimes by 3 or 4 exits because I was too busy chatting up my mom. I have been honked at while stopped at the green light because I was texting while it as red. I have also been in 13 car accidents and a TRAIN WRECK! I actually hit a train at the third car because I DID NOT SEE IT! I was changing my radio station and when I glanced up, there was a BIG OL’ TRAIN! ACK!
Now I am older, a mom of a college-aged boy and two grade-school boys, and after seeing firsthand how expensive irresponsible behavior can be, I realize the many merits of driving safer. Progressive does too and even created a day for it!
Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side — an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.
Manifesto: What if for just one day, drivers across the country banded together and made an effort to drive just a little better? How great could the effect be? How many accidents would be prevented? How many middle fingers would stay holstered? How many days would be brightened?
Cleverly, Progressive chose 9/3 to represent the safe driving hand positions at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock. I hope you will join me on Drive Safe Today Day. It is only one day to think about, and we know it is easier to concentrate on one thing at a time instead of forever!
How do you do this? What do you do on Drive Safe Today Day?
Drive safer. Go Figure!
I even gave you 10 starter tips on how to drive safer to get you started below.
10 Ways To Drive Safe
- Do not text in the car
- Drive the speed limit
- Put your hands at 9 and 3
- Obey the traffic signals
- Drive defensively
- Make sure you are 2 car lengths behind the car in front of you
- Do not play with the radio while driving
- No makeup touch ups in the car!
- Use turn signals and headlights
- Wear your seat belt
So take the pledge, make a checklist and tell all your friends. On 9-3, thousands will put their hands on nine and three and drive on their best behavior. And hey, the nation’s fairest, most forward-thinking insurance provider, Progressive, had the right idea! Join me in taking the pledge to drive safer on September 3 and put your hands at 9 and 3! If everyone can drive safer on one particular day, I bet we can all try to drive a little safer every day after that!
Take the pledge & tell me, what will you do to drive safer on 9/3?
I’ve teamed up with Progressive for their Drive Safe Today Day initiative. Although I’ve been compensated for my post, the thoughts and ideas are my own.