Accidents can cause mental trauma, often resulting in physical injuries and financial loss. An accident scene is chaotic, often witnessing high emotions and fluid reactions. Most people would not want to be in an accident. We have provided a list of some of the most common causes of accidents as well as some preventative measures. We wish you a safe trip.
- Distracted Driver
The driver is the one who sets the vehicle in motion. An attentive driver is able to navigate and maneuver traffic and roads without difficulty. Distracted drivers are the most likely to cause accidents.
Drivers must pay attention to traffic signs and remain alert. Drivers must follow proper lanes when turning, observe one-way laws and adhere to the right-of-way regulations. It takes very little to keep yourself and others safe.
- Driving Under Influence DUI
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the leading causes for fatal accidents. Anyone under the influence or prescription of drugs or alcohol should not drive. Save lives by letting someone else drive.
- Speeding And Reckless Driving:
For your safety, speed limits and driving regulations have been established. Speed limits must be observed by drivers. You may be tempted to let the throttle open on roads, but it can cause your vehicle to lose control and lead to an accident.
Overspeeding, changing lanes often, aggressive driving behavior, and frequent lane changes are all causes of fatal crashes. It is best to be calm and collected if you are feeling emotionally disturbed or upset before getting behind the wheel.
- Slippery Or Snowy Driving Surface:
Avoid driving in rain, snowy or slippery conditions. However, drivers should take extra precautions when driving in these conditions to minimize or eliminate the negative effects of slippery roads that do not provide traction.
- Poor Visibility:
Poor visibility can cause accidents when driving at night, in the rain, or in fog. In these conditions, one must be extra careful and pay attention. High beams are recommended for streets with poor lighting or conditions that make it difficult to see.
- Breaching The Law
Don’t drive through red lights, go into “no entry” or make prohibited turns. Negligence can endanger your life or that of someone else. For your safety and that of others, be safe.
- Vehicular Issues:
Safety driving and avoiding accidents are possible by maintaining your vehicle. Before you drive your car, make sure it is in good condition. Small defects, such as malfunctioning tail lights, broken turn indicators, or unclean wipers can lead to major accidents. For maximum grip, tires are vital for the road. They should be replaced at regular intervals to ensure optimal traction.
- Bumper To Bumper Driving:
Keep a safe distance from the vehicles in front of your vehicle. Tailgating is a bad habit that should be avoided. Slow drivers are not the best. Be patient and only overtake when it is possible. Calm down and don’t be impatient.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claims attorney. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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