Back-To-School Driving Tips to Keep Everyone Safe this Fall

Back-To-School Driving Tips to Keep Everyone Safe this Fall

It’s hard to believe, but back to school season is already here. Whether you live near a college campus, high school, or any other school, it’s important to remember some key back to school driving tips to ensure you and everyone around you is as safe as possible this fall.

 

Drive slowly near schools 

When school isn’t in session, it’s easy to ignore “school zone” signs, but it’s time to get back into the habit of reducing speed to the posted limit in this areas, even when no one seems to be around.

 

Look for pedestrians

Back-to-school season typically means you’ll find more pedestrians walking to and from school in the morning and late afternoon. This can cause a slight increase in traffic in some areas, so be sure to plan accordingly as you take on your daily commute during the school year.

 

Share the road with bikes

The school year also typically means an increase in bike traffic, especially if you live near a college campus or high school. Exercise increased caution around bikers and give them plenty of room to maneuver safely to avoid a potential accident.

 

If your student needs a new car to get to class, contact the team at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City for recommendations from our used and new inventories.

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Ford Edge has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), supplementing the 5-star Overall Safety Score it already earned in testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint categories, the 2015 Ford Edge earned a score of “Good,” the highest possible. Though it earned the second-highest “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front crash test, its overall performance was still good enough to qualify it for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

The IIHS noted that drivers involved in a crash while at the wheel of an Edge would be at less risk of serious injuries and enjoy better airbag protection than in most other vehicles.

We’ve always known the 2015 Ford Edge was safe at Courtesy Ford, but it’s nice to have even more numbers to back it up!