“Driving is Like Baseball… What Counts is the One Who Gets Home Safely”

September 27th, 2016 by

2016 Honda Accord Coupe RedWhat Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Tommy Lasorda, meant was everyone gets home safely… right?
Well, Town and Country wants to ensure the safety of our community. We want to make sure you Drive Home Happy, but not at the expense of other drivers or your car. Ask one of our trained technicians about a concern regarding the health of your car, or check out some of our tips.

How to Keep Safe

In June, Allstate – one of the largest car insurance providers – ranked Portland 181 out of 200 in this year’s America’s Best Drivers, which is two spots up from 2015. So, we’re getting better.

Here are some things you can do to keep our community safe:

  1. Read on the Road
    No, not a book: the drivers and the signs. Paying attention to traffic in front of you, and the road signs, you create a more inclusive, safe driving environment.
    Notice the cars, three ahead, breaking? That’ll be you in a few shakes of a lamb’s tail; be prepared.
  2. Don’t Show Your Endurance
    The State of Oregon prohibits the display of physical strength with use of a vehicle (odd, right?). We’d like to take this in two ways: 1) Be sure, if you do break down, to try and coast off the main roads, and 2) Slow down.
    Everybody has a place to be, but, please, pace yourself.
  3. Eliminate Distractions
    September 21, 2016, Oregon Live reported that a woman rolled her car into a ditch near Northwest Thompson Road, because a spider dropped from her rear-view mirror.
    Though Charlotte’s Web wasn’t apprehended, the woman who crashed was OK. Just like in everyday life, driving is full of surprises… be ready.

Stay Safe, Stay Weird, Portland

T&C Honda is here to answer all your questions, and to make sure you’re happy in your new/used vehicle. We know these tips seem obvious, but maybe a pledge to follow will lead to a couple more spots up on next year’s Allstate America’s Best Drivers report.

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