Accidents happen all the time, unfortunately, but most are actually quite
avoidable and often caused by driver error. Even the best, most cautious
drivers can use tips to make them better, safer drivers on the road. Read
on to learn how you can avoid some of the most common accidents, so you
can save yourself the pain, costs, and trouble of enduring an accident:
1.Stay out of the fast lane: When you use the center or right lane on multilane roads, you have better
access to “escape routes” if a problem or obstacle suddenly
arises, requiring you to immediately change lanes. Additionally, you appear
more conspicuous to highway patrol if you are cruising along in the so-called
2.Always let your eyes scan the road ahead: Do not just rest your eyes on the car in front of you. You must also watch
the traffic ahead, which will allow you enough time to react to any issues,
decreasing your chances of rear-ending the car in front of you if they
have to make a sudden stop.
3.Beware of blind spots: Of course, all responsible drivers adjust their side mirrors and rearview
mirror to see what is behind, but this cannot be the only thing you rely
on. You must turn to look at the lanes beside you to avoid missing something
that your mirrors cannot reveal. It is also crucial to be aware of the
blind spots of other drivers, particularly truck drivers, and to try to
reduce the amount of time you spend in them.
4.Judge drivers by the condition of their car: A car’s condition is often indicative of an owner’s attentiveness,
or lack thereof. Dirty or damaged windows might suggest an inattentive
driver. Or, if you see a driver often drift into other lanes, he or she
might be tired, distracted, or even drunk. Keep your distance from drivers
whom you suspect are not aware of their surroundings.
5.Understand your car’s limits: All cars perform differently, so it is important to know how your particular
vehicle performs under a variety of circumstances and to avoid situations
in which you know your car does not have the ability to cope with. For
example, if your vehicle tends to lean when you round corners, wrenching
the wheels at a high speed should be avoided.
Long Island Car Accident Attorneys
Recovering after a serious car accident can be overwhelming, especially
if you are facing medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. At Gruenberg
Kelly Della, our experienced Long Island car accident attorneys have successfully
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