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The Greatest Hazards on the Road

Many of us have fears of flying but are happy to get into a car whenever we need to. Statistically, you’re much, much more likely to be in a car accident than you are to ever be involved in an incident on a plane. Our roads are dangerous places to be, but we need to use them to get around. Being aware of the major hazards and doing what you can to stay safe is the best you can do.

Drunk Drivers

Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are a major cause of road accidents, and the problem is worse in some places than in others. Being drunk or under the influence of other drugs impairs your judgement, slows your reaction times, and more. Not only should you take responsibility for yourself, but you should discourage friends and family from drink driving too.


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Truck Drivers

Common Mistakes Truck Drivers Make

When you’re driving a truck, you’re driving a vehicle that’s much larger than most other vehicles on the road. You also have limited viewpoints when it comes to those vehicles, and manoeuvring is completely different to manoeuvering a regular vehicle. However, truck drivers still make common mistakes that can cost their lives as well as the lives of others.

Read on to find out what they are:

Buying Food At Truck Stops
Spending a long time on the road can be expensive, especially if you choose to feed yourself at truck stops. Not only is this expensive, it’s so unhealthy. Take your own food and you’ll save yourself cash and health issues in the long run. Some drivers spend more than $100 per week at truck stops.

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Leasing A Car For The First Time: Is It Right For You?

Leasing a car for the first time is a fairly big decision. The way you get around each day makes a difference to your quality of life, so it only makes sense to really think about the way you intend on paying for a vehicle. Knowing whether leasing is right for you is crucial. Here are just some of the pros and cons:

Leasing Pros
Little to no down payment
Lower monthly payments than buying a vehicle
You’ll drive a new car every few years rather than having to keep the same one
Great if you don’t have the money to buy the car outright

Leasing Cons
You don’t own the car
You’ll never pay the car off
Extra mileage may cost you more money
Insurance on a leased car can sometimes be expensive
Terminating your lease early could leave you with a hefty penalty

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