How to Stay Safe While Driving During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Kris LeSueur   |   20 May 2020

The novel coronavirus has infected millions of people, making it more important by the day to curtail the spread. One of the best ways to do that, and protect oneself in the process, is to stay home as much as possible.

But staying at home isn't always an option, since many still need to get groceries, travel to essential jobs, and pick up medication.

To stay safe while driving, follow these LeSuuer Car Company tips:

1. Don’t Drive Everywhere

To slow the spread of the virus, drivers should abide by regulations local health authorities have put in place. This includes staying put except for essential errands. The more places you go, the higher your chances are of interacting with someone or something with the virus — thus heightening the risk of bringing that into your car.

2. Try Not to Touch Things

Studies have shown that fuel pumps may carry up to 11,835 times the germs of the average public toilet seat. When you’re filling your car up, we reccomend wearing gloves when touching fuel pumps, keypads, and other high-touch areas at the gas station, which may not be regularly sanitized.

3. Limit Your Passengers

The risk of exposure also increases the more passengers travel in your vehicle.

For instance, did you know that vans carry more germs than standard cars because vans typically ferry around more passengers.?

We recommend driving with one passenger at a time.

4. Wash Your Hands Frequently

The general-purpose recommendations for avoiding the COVID-19 virus apply to car travel as they would any other part of life.

To avoid contaminating your car with the virus, wash your hand before getting in- or hand sanitize as soon as you get into your vehicle.

Why Choose LeSueur Car Company

At LeSueur Car Company, we are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers stay safe while shopping at our dealership. To learn the services that we are offering during this time, please click here.

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