Basic Tips For How To Avoid A Car Accident
When operating any vehicle, it’s important to follow some basic rules that help protect you, your passengers, and the other drivers around you.
Although some car accidents are unavoidable, most can be prevented by paying close attention and remaining focused at all times.
Safety Tips for Drivers
Based on the experience of the professional attorneys and medical physicians at FAST HELP, keep the following recommendations in mind whenever driving to prevent unnecessary car accidents from taking place.
If you do find yourself involved in a car accident, call our free injury victim assistance service to get in touch with an experienced attorney and doctor who can help you.
Always Keep Your Eyes Focused On The Road
When you are operating a vehicle, it is important you allow yourself to remain focused and to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
Do not permit distractions to take priority over your safety. Although it may be commonplace these days, do not fall into the trap of casually performing alternative tasks like brushing your hair, consuming food, or switching radio stations.
If you are not concentrating on what’s going on in front of and around you, your chances of getting into an accident increase significantly. Even worse, if the driver in front of you suddenly stops or if you get caught in the blind spot of another vehicle, you will not be able to react appropriately.
Do Not Use Your Smart Phone While Driving
There is no reason to talk on your smartphone when operating a vehicle.
Although you may be tempted to call a loved one about your day, your boss about an upcoming meeting, or someone else in your life, talking on the phone while driving creates a tremendous amount of risk for you and the other drivers on the road.
Even hands-free devices and Bluetooth equipment are not full-proof solutions when it comes to keeping your complete attention focused on what’s going on around you.
To reduce the urge to use your smartphone while driving, try powering it down before you start your car. There are also plenty of mobile applications like “Sprint’s Drive First” and “Cellcontrol” that lock up your screen while your vehicle is in motion.
Do Not Entertain Aggressive Drivers
The only person you can control is yourself.
Although there are plenty of drivers who swerve between lanes without signaling or get easily get angry, the best thing you can do for yourself, as well as your passengers, is to try distance yourself from such situations.
If someone starts to drive closely behind you, yell at you, or honk their horn, it’s much better to let them pass than to get involved in something that only creates more hostility.
Never retaliate regardless of what the other driver chooses to do. If you are afraid for your safety, ask one of your passengers to call 911 or the local authorities to report the situation.
If A Car Accident Does Happen, Fast Help Is Here For You
1-800-FAST-HELP is the number to call when you have a car crash.
We’ll connect you with the right doctors to assess, treat and document the extent of your injuries. Plus, FAST HELP puts you in touch with the best accident lawyers so you can get the compensation you deserve.
If you or anyone in your family is involved in a car accident call 1-800-FAST-HELP or 404-592-0318.