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Sensible Tips For Avoiding Accidents On The Open Road

October 26, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Sensible Tips For Avoiding Accidents On The Open Road

All too often automobile drivers become involved in accidents that could otherwise have been easily avoided. For example, one of the easiest ways to avoid an automobile accident is to simply be more aware and more watchful. While many people think they are really good drivers, in truth people often become easily distracted. Maintaining good peripheral vision and constantly scanning the road ahead is a great way to reduce the chances of an automobile accident.

Knowing The Specific Blind Spots

Equally important is to always be aware of the particular blind spots in your specific type of vehicle. Each car is different and as such has different types of blind spots. Knowing the specific blind spots with regard to your particular make and model of vehicle can go a long way in reducing the chances of an automobile accident. Drivers should be aggressive in moving their head around as necessary to see around blind spots In order to prevent the chances of a collision. This is especially true when preparing to change lanes or make a turn.

Pull Ahead Or Pull Behind

A common and overlooked strategy for preventing automobile accidents is to be aware of another car that is driving directly side-by-side with your vehicle. When driving for any length of time in this manner it is important to pull ahead or pull behind to let the other driver know you are still driving next to them. This is important because the other driver could easily choose to switch lanes and inadvertently come into contact with your vehicle. Staying proactive and being a defensive driver sometimes means letting the other driver know that you are there on the road too.

Proactive And Defensive

Finally, looking both ways prior to entering an intersection is a great way to alleviate the possibility of an accident. Even when a driver has the green light it is important to look both ways and be a defensive driver. A large number of accidents occur in intersections and that is why it is so important to be proactive and defensive when entering any intersection whether or not a light is present. Other drivers simply may not be paying attention. Contact Hastings & Hastings to learn more about a Phoenix accident attorney that helps those that had been injured through no fault of their own.