If you're looking for a new BMW for sale such as the 2017 BMW X3, we suggest you visit our BMW car dealership. We have a generous selection of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles and we'd enjoy the chance to join you for a test drive in the automobile of your choice. Our showroom is open every day and you can preview our inventory of vehicles online, which means you can shop for your next automobile anytime you want.

The BMW brand produces vehicles that are known for many reasons, including their safety records. The BMW X3 was declared a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, for example. To receive this coveted rating, the BMW X3 had to earn top marks in several crash tests and have electronic stability control as a standard feature.

As a BMW dealer in Orlando, FL, we share the BMW brand's dedication to keeping drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and animals safe on the road. That's why we'd like to share some tips you can use to keep yourself and others safe while you're driving. The first tip is for you to think of safety before you even start your automobile. Lock your doors and buckle your seatbelt to guard against being thrown from your car in the event you're involved in an accident.

As you drive, you must always be aware of your surroundings. Check your mirrors and, if your vehicle has one, your blind-spot monitor regularly. Look down the road to where you'll be in 20 - 30 seconds to give yourself enough time to make adjustments in case someone is driving aggressively or recklessly. Keep an eye out for an alternative route as well in case your path forward is suddenly cut off. If you're on a multi-lane highway, for instance, traveling in the lane next to an available shoulder or emergency lane is normally advisable.

As a general rule, the greatest chance you have of being involved in a crash lies in front of you. For this reason, you should always remain at least 3 - 4 seconds behind the automobile in front of you. To gauge the distance you should maintain between you and another vehicle, pick a fixed object and count the number of seconds that elapse between the time the car in front of you passes that mark and when you pass the same thing. 

Being BMW dealers who share the road with you, we strongly advise you to increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you during inclement weather such as the pop-up thunderstorms that are common in our area. Doing so will give you the extra time you'll need to bring your car to a stop safely when the streets are slick.

If you want to learn more safety tips or you're interested in the safety features that our BMW automobiles have, contact Fields BMW Orlando. Better yet, visit our BMW car dealership in Winter Park and experience everything our BMW vehicles have to offer by taking one for a test drive today.

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