Common Sense Tips to Avoid Being Seriously Injured in a Car Accident
We rarely consider the potential consequences when we get into our car or truck and head to work, school, activities or a family vacation. However, there are several serious issues that can arise when we least expect it. By following some common sense tips, you can avoid accidents and injuries:
- Check your brakes and tires: At times, the most basic maintenance can help prevent a serious accident. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and brakes in proper working order before setting off on a trip. Have a mechanic inspect your rotators and pads as well to ensure you will be able to stop in time to avoid an accident.
- Keep your insurance policy up to date: Be sure your insurance policy is always current and includes the coverage you need. Have your policy on hand in case you are involved in an accident.
- Avoid distractions: Distraction is one of the top causes of car accidents. There are many factors that can cause distractions, including passengers, the radio, your cell phone, pets, children and the others. Turn off your phone and keep other distractions to a minimum so you can safely focus on driving.
- Never drink and drive: While this should seem obvious, thousands of drivers continue to drink and drive despite the recognized dangers. Impaired driving is illegal and causes deadly accidents. Plan ahead so that you will never be in the position of drinking and driving.
- Practice defensive driving: Always keep your eyes scanning ahead so that you will recognize a problem and move to avoid it before it ever occurs.
- Beware of blind spots: Always turn to look into lanes beside you as to ensure there is not a vehicle in your blind spot before you merge. You could also investigate new blind spot technology that will assist you in preventing merging accidents.
- Avoid driving at night time: Whenever possible, avoid traveling at night. In addition to a decreased visual field and your increased fatigue, nighttime drivers also face drunk drivers and inexperienced teen drivers. When you must drive at night, drive defensively and ensure your headlights are in proper working order.
- Take advantage of Driver's Ed: A driver's education or defensive driving course will benefit not just teenagers. These courses teach important offensive and defensive driving tips that can help you to avoid accidents or decrease the seriousness of accidents.
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