The unfortunate truth about highways and city streets is that you are in danger every time you get behind the wheel. While you cannot prevent others from causing car accidents, you can take steps to help reduce the chance that you will cause the problem. Keep reading to learn about four of the worst driving habits, then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- Distracted Driving
- Not Adjusting for Weather Conditions
- Not Using Turn Signals
Looking down for just a single second can cause a driver to hit the car in front of them as it stops, to miss a light changing to red, or to hit a pedestrian that runs into the road. Most people think of texting when they think of distracted driving, but it is just one example. People get distracted by all sorts of things, including listening to loud music, checking email, talking to passengers, and changing the radio dial.
If every drive on the road drove at or under the speed limit, the number of car accidents would decrease dramatically – especially major car accidents that cause catastrophic injuries. When a person is speeding, they need more time to stop. They are at a higher risk of losing control of their vehicle or flipping their vehicle. If they are in an accident, it is much more likely to be a deadly accident if they are speeding. Just don’t speed.
When drivers drive the same in rainy weather as they would in dry, sunny weather, they are increasing their chances of being in an accident. Remember that even a little bit of rain can make roads much more slippery. Slow down when it rains and make sure your headlights are on. A good rule of thumb is that if you need your windshield wipers, then you need to have your headlights on.
It is not difficult to push down a lever to turn on your turn signal – and it can literally save lives. Using your turn signal lets others around you know that you will be merging or changing lanes. Don’t let something this simple result in a serious accident.
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If you have been injured in a car accident then you should contact a personal injury attorney right away. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can provide a free legal consultation to get you started. Just call us at 800-333-0000 and we can discuss your case with you. We look forward to helping you through this difficult time.