Driving is an everyday task most of us do without even giving a second
thought. However, it is important to remember that, while it is a necessity
for most of us, driving can be potentially dangerous if certain safety
precautions are ignored. Even the most seasoned driver can stand to benefit
from refreshing his or her knowledge about safe driving practices since
many often forget over time or take safety for granted.
Here are some driving tips that can help you stay safe on the roadways:
1.Stay focused: Many of us are constantly busy and always trying to successfully perform
multiple tasks simultaneously. If you are trying to multi-task while driving,
this is a recipe for disaster and you will eventually end up in an accident.
Never use your phone or engage in any other activities while driving.
If something absolutely requires your attention, stop some place safe
and take care of it before you resume driving.
2.Be a defensive driver: No matter how focused you are on observing all traffic laws and driving
well, it does not mean others around you will do the same. To truly be
a good driver, you need to anticipate the unexpected and assume other
drivers around you will drive poorly or do something dangerous. Keep a
2-second cushion between you and the car head, or 4-seconds if the weather is bad.
3.Plan ahead: Planning ahead can help you avoid the urge to drive recklessly or multi-task
behind the wheel. If you are on a particularly long trip and need to it,
plan some rest stops for meals, rest, or phone calls. Before you put your
car in gear, make all necessary adjustments, including your mirrors, seat,
and climate controls.
4.Be safe: Other safe driving practices you should incorporate include securing any
cargo that might move around while driving, having necessary items within
easy reach, and always wearing your seat belt. Additionally, you should
never try to retrieve any items that fall to the floor. Taking your eyes
off the road for even a few seconds could result in a serious or fatal accident.
Richmond Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by the negligent
or reckless actions of another, you have a right to pursue fair and just
compensation. At Halperin Law Center, Our Richmond personal injury attorneys
are dedicated to helping injured victims recover damages for medical bills,
lost wages, and other costs associated with your injuries.
Contact our office today at (804) 220-0223 to schedule a free consultation
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