Anyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma knows how difficult it can be to find the resources needed to overcome the disaster. GMC hopes to make the steps toward safety and recovery easier by providing support for the hurricane victims. That GMC hurricane support is provided in the form of free access to OnStar Crisis Assist, which can help with a number of different things.
Any person with an OnStar-equipped vehicle, or with access to an OnStar-equipped vehicle, can use the OnStar Crisis Assist. This tool immediately connects the user with a trained team of advisors who are there to help in an urgent time of need. OnStar Crisis Assists can help by connecting users with emergency first responders, by helping users find shelter or hotels, by guiding users in evacuation when needed, or by connecting users with friends and family.
OnStar Crisis Assist has already helped over 75,000 people since Hurricane Harvey landed in August of this year. GMC is happy to make such a useful tool available to those in need, and we’re happy to offer vehicles equipped with such a potentially life-saving tool. To learn more about OnStar and Crisis Assist, please stop in at Ewing Buick GMC.
Even if you already have a New Year’s resolution, we at Ewing Buick GMC think you should consider another one: distraction-free driving. With nearly 80% of crashes occurring because of driver distraction, you could greatly improve driving safety by following some of these distraction-free driving tips.
The first and most obvious tip is to put your phone down. According to the National DMV, drivers are distracted by secondary activities nearly 30% of the time while driving. Therefore, it makes sense to not only silence or turn off your phone, but put it somewhere you can’t reach it while driving.
Tip number two: drive solo when possible. Although you might not realize it, simply having a passenger in the car greatly increases the odds of an accident. If you do have a passenger, remember to keep conversation light.
Our third tip is to put down the burger. We’ve all seen the guy on the highway driving with his knees, hands busy with burgers and fries. Avoid eating, drinking, and smoking while driving. Two hands are better than one, guaranteed.
Last but not least, don’t fiddle with the knobs. If you’re prone to messing with the radio while driving, consider keeping it off while you drive. Although it might be hard to listen to only one station or silence, it’s always good to keep your eyes on the road.