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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 9-Sep-2015

Many Americans own a car, which they use to commute to work, go shopping, or visit friends and family. But as convenient as driving can be, cars can also be an extremely dangerous piece of technology. Every year thousands of people die in car accidents and even more are injured. At The Weinstein Firm LLC, we have worked with numerous clients who have been injured and had their life deeply impacted by a car accident. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys have compiled a list of tips that can help you be a safer and more cautious driver.

Top 10 ways you can avoid getting into a car accident:

  1. Don’t drink and drive – Everyone knows that the law prohibits driving under the influence, but many don’t comprehend the true dangers of drinking and driving. Alcohol impaired crashes on average causes damages costing an estimated $37 billion a year.
  2. Focus on the road, not your phone – It can be really tempting to quickly check your texts when you hear that little bing while driving. But checking your phone, whether to text someone back or browse the web, can have disastrous effects.
  3. Keep a watchful eye – everyone thinks that they are a good driver. And no matter how well you drive, other drivers on the road may be reckless or not paying attention. Be wary and attentive. Watching for other drivers can you save you the stress and money involved with a
  4. Always check your blind spots before you change lanes – It’s easy to forget about cars you can’t see. Cars can turn out of side streets and pull up beside you without ever being seen. Always checking your blind spots can help you avoid side-swiping accidents.
  5. Avoid other drivers’ blind spots – Even though you may carefully be checking your blind spots, that doesn’t mean that other drivers will be. Avoid driving alongside another car for too long. Either pull ahead of them or fall behind to a more visible position.
  6. Look both ways before you pull into an intersection – Even when the light turns green, it is wise to wait and make sure the coast is clear. Other drivers, whether drunk, distracted, or just trying to catch the yellow light, can blow throw the intersection and hit you.
  7. Use those turn signals – It’s impossible to tell what other drivers are thinking or planning on doing. Blinkers help you communicate with the people around you and let them know what you want to do. Through communication other drivers can slow down and let you in or pass.
  8. Abide the laws of the road – A large number of accidents occur simply because people don’t follow the law. Whether it’s speeding or disobeying a No U-Turn sign, disobeying signs and rules can create a bigger problem for you than you wanted.
  9. Stop tailgating – It takes a few seconds once you step on your break for your car to completely stop, and the faster you are traveling, the more time it takes. If you are closely following behind another car, you are greatly increase the chances of hitting them if they suddenly stop.
  10. Be careful on turns or steep roads – you may want to go slower than the recommended speed limit when driving on sharp or steep roads. Your chances of rolling your car or crashing increase on roads that have drastic and quick changes.

If you have been injured while in a car accident, contact The Weinstein Firm, LLC to get the representation you need!

Categories: Auto Accidents