Driving is probably something you do on a daily basis without much thought. Each day, nearly 214 million drivers take to the roadways of America. With all of the drivers, an accident is bound to happen. If you are like most drivers, avoiding an accident at all costs is probably a top concern. While avoiding an accident may seem fairly simple, it is anything but. There are a number of things you can do when trying to keep yourself and your car safe on the roadways and here are some of them.
Running late is a common occurrence for most drivers. At one time or another, you will need to get to your destination in a hurry. While it is tempting to use the fast lane, you are much safer by staying in the right lane and letting the speed demons take the left one. Most of the accidents on highways will occur in the fast lane, which is all the more reason to avoid this part of the road.
Most drivers get in the habit of focusing on the tail-end of the car in front of them when behind the wheel. Doing this can help you to avoid a rear-end collision, but it will leave you exposed to a number of other hazards on the road. The best thing you can do is take the time to scan the road ahead of you to ensure there are no oncoming dangers that may pose a threat.
Before you head off in the morning for work, you need to take the time to adjust the mirrors in and on your car. By doing this, you will be able to improve the visibility you have of the drivers behind you. Knowing where your blind spots are is a great way to compensate for them and avoid getting involved in an accident. Avoiding the use and adjust your car’s mirrors may lead to accidents that could have been avoided. If any of your mirrors are broken, you need to get them replaced immediately to restore their functionality.
One of the most overused features in any vehicle is the cruise control. Not having complete control of your car and its speed is never a good idea. Driving long distances can be tiring, but you will need to avoid using this car feature. If your legs or eyes start to get tired, pull over and stretch a bit. This will take some time off of your trip, but it will be worth the effort you invest. Neglecting to take proper breaks while on a trip will only lead to you getting burned out.
With the help of the Fetterman & Associates, you may be able to get the compensation needed to get your life back on track after a car accident. Call us at 561-693-3872 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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