The holidays are a very busy time for limo services because there are so many drivers traveling to and from airports and train stations. Plenty of people are visiting friends and relatives during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays are right around the corner and many limo companies like yours are gearing up for the sudden spike in customer traffic, but drivers beware: the holidays occur during a hazardous driving season and limo safety is the key to customer satisfaction and avoiding claims on your limo insurance.
In the winter is a dangerous time for all motorists, especially in Massachusetts and New England where the weather is unpredictable. Your drivers should have a keen sense of the difference between driving in late autumn and winter as oppose to other seasons, and if not they may end up being involved in an easily avoidable accident. Since your business is focused on customer safety and satisfaction, staying safe on the roads during the holidays should be the number one priority. Here are some tips and instances to look out for while serving customers during the holidays:
• On icy roads, always decrease speed and leave as much room as possible to stop. On normal roads, motorists must follow the “two second rule,” meaning you need to be staying two seconds behind the car in front of you. When the roads are icy, drivers should double that number to four seconds to ensure that they do not rear end the car in front of them.
• Drivers should always keep their lights on, even during the day time. New England winters include a lot of overcast skies and it also begins getting dark at around 4pm, so lights should be on no matter what.
• Clean windshields are necessary in order to maximize visibility if a sudden rain or snowfall occurs. Many times, motorists will get lazy and only clean the part of the windshield directly in front of them, However, in order to see all the way around, every single window needs to be cleaned of fog and ice.
• Keep your washer fluid full and even carry a spare gallon held securely in the truck. Often times winter salt will spray up from roadways causing reduced visibility. It is important to have correctly functioning wiper blades and washer fluid to keep your eyes focused on the road and not on windshield or wiper problems.
Your limo business is absolutely going to benefit by the holiday rush this season, but you don’t want it to end short by being involved in an avoidable accident or collision. It’s no secret that Massachusetts has some crazy weather from November to March, so make sure your drivers are prepared. For more