There are dozens of ways to make yourself and others safer on the roads. From wearing sunglasses on bright days to slowing down, knowing a few tips for traffic safety can help prevent accidents.
These five tips can help you stay safe and avoid collisions. If you’re hit as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you’re in a position to know you did everything you could to prevent an accident.
- Stay out of blind spots
When you travel alongside large trucks and vehicles, you shouldn’t drive in their blind spots. Remember, if you can’t see their mirrors, they can’t see you.
- Look ahead for troubling traffic hazards
It’s a good idea to not only look at the vehicle ahead of you but also the vehicle ahead of it. If the vehicles up ahead begin to slow, you can begin to slow down, even if the person in front of you doesn’t.
- Make judgments based on appearance
While it’s usually not nice to judge on appearance, judging a car’s appearance could save you a lot of trouble. If it has plenty of scrapes and dents, it’s possible the driver is reckless.
- Stay out of the fast lane
The so-called “fast lane” is actually a lane intended for passing. Unless you intend to pass others, leave the lane open as an emergency exit route.
- Maintain your vehicle
With good maintenance, you can prevent accidents as a result of breaking down or having your brakes go out.
These are just a few tips to help keep you safe on the road. Have a safe journey, and if you’re hit, know that you do have a right to look into your legal options.
Source: Edmunds, “Top 10 Editors’ Tips to Prevent a Car Accident,” Caroline Pardilla, accessed July 20, 2017