Atlanta GM Dealer: Rubbernecking…Just Don’t Do It

Your Atlanta Buick, GMC, Cadillac Dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superior store wants to remind you of the dangers of rubbernecking. I don’t think that we all can truly appreciate the dangers of rubbernecking while driving if we haven’t been in an accident caused by a rubbernecker That is to say, someone who has taken their eyes off of the road and their mind off of the task of driving to gawk at something that is roadside.

The bottom line is that no matter how good of a driver you are, when you distract yourself from your driving task, you are not only putting your vehicle in danger, but also all of the others that you share the road with. Your rubbernecking and short stops might not cause an accident in your immediate vicinity, but could cause a chain reaction of events that is directly responsible for an accident farther behind you.

Resist the urge to slow down and look at roadside events. Accidents, flat tires, someone being pulled over, all of these things can divert your attention just long enough that you don’t see that the person in front of you has slowed down. You may not have the time to avoid hitting them and have just exasperated the problem with your carelessness.

Check out the video below. Accidents happen when you are paying attention other things other than the road in front of your. In this case, a new crew caught an accident as that person was apparently busy paying attention to the camera on the side of the road and not to the vehicle stopped in front of him.

Do us all a favor and resist the urge to rubberneck. You will not only keep yourself safe, but you won’t be causing an issue behind you with your curiosity. If you fail to head this warning, well, your Atlanta GM dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore might be fixing your Buick, GMC, Cadillac or Chevrolet sooner than you think.

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