Simple Steps You Can Take to Reduce Car Accidents
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we’ve worked with many victims of car accidents. In fact, we’ve worked with so many that we know that the consequences can be long-term. Many of our clients were not only injured in the crash, but they have long-term anxiety about being in vehicles. Contact us today at 909-982-0707 for a free consultation to see if we can help you with an auto accident lawsuit, and then read on to learn how you can feel safer in vehicles in the meantime.
Car safety tips to follow before you leave your home
It’s common for car safety tips to focus on what to do once you’re on the road, but of course safety begins at home. First, make sure you’re sitting in your car the right way. Sit up, as though you’re sitting in an office chair, and you’ll be more alert and more easily able to concentrate. If you slouch or get overly comfortable, your reaction time will be slower.
Second, make sure you check the position of your mirrors every single time you get in your car. This is true even if you’re the only one who drives your car because you never know when you may have bumped a mirror and gotten it slightly out of position. Properly adjusted mirrors can help you more safely drive once you’re on the road.
Finally, put on your seatbelt and make sure everyone in your vehicle has their seatbelt on. The vast majority of catastrophic injuries in car accidents are the result of someone not wearing a seatbelt. If you have someone in your car that doesn’t want to wear one, then let them know they can find another ride.
Car safety tips to follow when you’re on the road
Once you’re on the road, make sure that you’re always focusing on driving. Keep an eye on your surroundings. Keep an eye out for potential dangers. Don’t do anything that can distract you, like texting, talking on your cell phone, or putting on makeup.
Pay attention to other motorists and be courteous to them. If you act too aggressively when driving, you can actually lose control of your vehicle. If you see drivers who seem to be experiencing road rage, don’t encourage them. Avoid them and never react in kind.
Make sure that you’re always following the rules of the road. Remember that they’re there for a reason – to keep people safe on the roads. The best way you can stay safe is by following the rules, paying attention to signs, and following speed limits.
Finally, if you’re driving when it’s dark out or when it’s raining, make sure you have your headlights on. Not only does this make it easier for you to see, but it makes it easier for other motorists to see you. Remember – if you are in an accident, and you need legal help, Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas is just a phone call away at 909-982-0707.