Defensive Driving Could Help Avoid Personal Injury As The Result Of A Car Accident

It seems that more and more people are involved in accidents on our roadways. And while many times accidents are unavoidable, there are some things you can do, as a driver, to protect yourself through defensive driving techniques. If you're ever involved in an accident and you suffer a personal injury, we'd love to help you. Until then, please follow these tips for driving safely.

Defensive Driving

As a defensive driver, you can avoid accidents by being aware of your surroundings at all times, making sure your vehicle is properly maintained and avoid distractions while you drive.

Habits of a Defensive Driver

To be an effective defensive driver, you must consistently monitor your driving environment. This includes the median, shoulders of the road, the area along the horizon and, of course, the roadway itself. Your vision should cover the rear view mirrors, windshield and side mirrors. Looking to the driver's blind spots from time to time is helpful as well.

A Functional Vehicle

While it's impossible to prevent all accidents, if your vehicle is fully functional, you're in a better position to do so. An old windshield wiper blade impairs your vision, so take the time to replace them when you notice they're dull. Make sure you change out light bulbs in your headlights or turn signals when you're aware they're not working.

Avoid Distractions

Eating talking on the phone and texting all takes your focus away from the roadway. You need to keep your eyes and attention open and always scanning the road, as all it takes is a split second of inattention to have a significant accident.

If you've been injured in a car accident, please reach out to our compassionate and caring team today.